Mystery Object Discovered in Earths Orbit

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posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 07:30 AM
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reply to post by Dramey
 


What a great idea Dramey!

I'm out of work at the moment, so i'm officially volunteering for the ATSIB

(Above Top Secret Investigation Branch), as of now.

Come on ATS owners..Gis' a Job!




posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 08:12 AM
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Wow ... Deep Purple were right !!!! Black Knight is a long way from home !

Who'd have thought a rock band would be ahead of the game lol



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 11:21 AM
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Presumably due to the break between academic semesters, no new ephemeris data for 9U01FF6 has been forthcoming from the Harvard College Observatory, Distant Artificial Satellite Observation page since the first of the year. I have enquired about this, but received no reply. Unfortunately, they are the only known source of an updated ephemeris, and one with apogee and perigee distances. The Spring semester at Harvard begins on Jan. 25th, so perhaps the backlog of data will be cleared, and daily updates resumed at that time. 9U01FF6 reached a higher speed at it last near pass at Earth on Dec. 30th. It thus presumably attained a more distant apogee on Jan 14th, than previously. It is now working its way back toward Earth, and it expected to pass nearest on Jan. 30th. It has been pointed out to me by Franz Bauer that the data points for the Oct., Nov., and Dec., 2009 close approaches can be used to mathematically infer a exponentially decreasing perigee. This method predicts a close approach for January of 17,095 miles. We shall see.



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 09:56 AM
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Another Earth-scan due in about 6 days. Unfortunately, the Klingon empire will receive another monthly sub-space report that... the Humans have still not developed anti-gravity flight.



posted on Jan, 27 2010 @ 02:31 PM
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Given the continued failure of Harvard College Observatory to update its ephemeris for the 'mystery object' 9U01FF6, I sought and found a satisfactory substitute at the NASA/JPL Horizons web interface. The Ephemeris there predicts that the object will reach perigee on February 6th, not January 30th, and that the minimum distance will be 49,387 miles. The perigee distance will thereafter continue to increase at each pass, for some time. It seems apparent that the orbit is unstable, presumably because at apogee the object exceeds that fraction of the Hill Radius which allows stable prograde orbits. The Earth's gravity does not have a really firm hold on the object when it is farthest away.



posted on Jan, 28 2010 @ 06:17 AM
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Oops.

Thanks fanthorpe.

I have a habit of doing that..i read on down the thread until i read a post i have an opinion on or know something about, and type away while the thoughts are still 'fresh'...i know i should read the whole thread for people saying the same things or similar, but on a loooong thread this isn't really practical.

Ah well.



posted on Jan, 28 2010 @ 06:21 AM
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You mean the Vulcans don't you?

They were the one's passing through the solar system when Cochran took the first warp trip, weren't they?

The Klingons would have blown him and his modified missile to bits, if they'd been passing through!



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 09:29 AM
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The score is now: 4 known passes by the 'Mystery Object'...
and 4 failures to identify it by the astronomers and the space station crew.



posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 10:23 AM
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The score is now: 5 known passes by the 'Mystery Object'...
and 5 failures to identify it by the astronomers and the space station crew. Even though the ISS space station now has brand new (and spotless clean) windows.



posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 11:22 AM
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I keep checking this thread hoping for an update. I guess we will never know what the mystery object is. 5 passes and no news.



posted on Apr, 10 2010 @ 10:41 AM
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The score is now: 6 known passes by the 'Mystery Object'...
and 6 failures to identify it by the astronomers and the space station crew.



posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 04:08 PM
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Strange that they can find and identify unexpected asteroids, but not an object with a known path.
I wonder if they are really trying.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 12:58 AM
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"Secret X-37B Space Plane Spotted by Amateur Skywatchers"
www.space.com...

I wonder if the X-37B captured the Mystery Object, about 15 days ago?



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 03:53 PM
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Originally posted by Larryman
The score is now: 5 known passes by the 'Mystery Object'...
and 5 failures to identify it by the astronomers and the space station crew. Even though the ISS space station now has brand new (and spotless clean) windows.

Seriously, why would you think ISS would be any kind of appropriate tool to follow and track 9U01FF6??? Sorry I've been gone a while, one of my old cameras for my telescope died but I've now replaced it and "got back up on the horse" as far as ISS tracking using the new camera. As to how this applies to the subject, here is a website you can use to get the orbital elements for this object at any time:
ssd.jpl.nasa.gov...
Just set the ephemeris type to "elements" the center to "earth (geocentric)" and set your date. Voila, elements! Here they are for today and tomorrow:


2455339.500000000 = A.D. 2010-May-23 00:00:00.0000 (CT)
EC= 6.541782535669969E-01 QR= 1.171222656447330E-03 IN= 5.210356533239398E+01
OM= 1.556209742286084E+02 W = 3.043782411171876E+02 Tp= 2455331.211402573157
N = 8.666353343338644E+00 MA= 7.183191402329362E+01 TA= 1.429736103047076E+02
A = 3.386781393963709E-03 AD= 5.602340131480090E-03 PR= 4.153996331994846E+01
2455340.500000000 = A.D. 2010-May-24 00:00:00.0000 (CT)
EC= 6.516136072966785E-01 QR= 1.181363699921911E-03 IN= 5.210216104398948E+01
OM= 1.553688562555445E+02 W = 3.047142549367135E+02 Tp= 2455331.187272924930
N = 8.650346076875881E+00 MA= 8.055831211734041E+01 TA= 1.470986028111823E+02
A = 3.390958213824203E-03 AD= 5.600552727726494E-03 PR= 4.161683206667912E+01



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 04:31 AM
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Hi
Random searches led me to this forum and after reading through I decided to sign up to ask - Did anyone find out what it was? Its seems they kept failing to identify it 0/5 passes or something.



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 04:47 AM
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It all gets back to this:


Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
Additions:


Ancient Satellite Orbiting Earth
Ancient satellite black knight
by MessOnTheFED!
started: on 8/4/2009 @ 01:43 PM

www.abovetopsecret.com...

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The Black Knight from Space
by Esoterica
started on: 7/21/2007 @ 05:47 PM

www.abovetopsecret.com...

[edit on 7/18/2010 by this_is_who_we_are]

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The Mystery Satellite of 1954
by kidflash2008
started on: 4/13/2010 @ 06:19 PM

www.abovetopsecret.com...

[edit on 7/18/2010 by this_is_who_we_are]

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The Black Knight satellite ((( in the sky before sputnik )))
by PennySaint
started on: 1/16/2010 @ 04:57 PM

www.abovetopsecret.com...

[edit on 7/18/2010 by this_is_who_we_are]


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Disclosure And D4rk Kn1ght
by magicmushroom
started on: 11/23/2007 @ 04:11 PM



www.abovetopsecret.com...

[edit on 7/19/2010 by this_is_who_we_are]



The D4rk Kn1ght / October 28, 2011 / 10/28/2011 Mega Thread
www.abovetopsecret.com...
www.abovetopsecret.com...

edit on 7/25/2012 by this_is_who_we_are because: typo, links



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 10:25 AM
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It is still very possible that it is one of the cruise stages (the S-IVB stage) from an Apollo mission that has had its orbit changed (perhaps by a passing asteroid). The S-IVB from Apollo 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 were put into an heliocentric orbit along with the Earth-Moon system. It is possible one of those (ar another piece of space junk) had an unexp0ected alteration to its orbit.

I'm not saying it definitely IS Earth-origin space junk, but it certainly could be. It's happened before -- A supposed asteroid was discovered back in 2002 that seems to actually be the S-IVB stage of Apollo 12.



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 07:46 PM
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There is an awful lot of stuff floating around up there. And simple space junk is a more reasonable explanation, but it's still fun to speculate. Maybe I speculate too much.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 03:14 PM
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When reading this thread it is a bit funny to remember that USA abandoned the plans for a return to the moon and plans more fora a "asteroid" meeting missin instead during the timeframe of this thread. Just saying...
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