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Originally posted by MorfeuZ
reply to post by Erasurehead
Yes, indeed the first trail(first stage) does seem like a rocket launch, but the second stage still baffles me, not to mention the big @zz spiral. Maybe it really just is some new propulsion tech being tested, hence the secrecy.
Originally posted by Erasurehead
After looking at more pictures of this event it does appear to be some type of rocket launch. You can see the vapor trail in this picture. (circled in red)
So the question is who launched the rocket? Russians deny it but then again it wouldn't be the first time they denied something that was true.
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Researcher at the Tromsø Geophysical Observatory Truls Lynne Hansen is certain that the light was caused by a missile launch:
- The missile has probably come out of control and exploded. The peculiar spiral shaped light pattern comes from reflection of the sin in the leaking fuel, he said to Aftenposten. Spokesman in the Norwegian Defense Jon Espen Lien says that the Norwegian Defense does not know for sure what the light was, but that it probably was a Russian missile:
- It is quite normal that Russia uses the White Sea and the Barents Sea as testing grounds for weapons.
According to NRK, Arkhangelsk Radio sent out an advance warning about several missile launches from the White Sea in the period December 7-10.The warning included launches on the night to Wednesday. An anonymous source in the Northern Fleet told Norwegian news paper VG that they had no information about the incident. Press Attaché at Russia’s Embassy in Oslo Vladimir Isupov did neither have any that could explain the light phenomenon over Northern Norway.
On the morning of November 1, another strange light phenomenon was visible in the sky from large areas of the northern parts of Norway. This incident also caused commotion and many creative explanations to the light were given on different discussion boards. The light was caused by a launch of a Sineva missile from the nuclear submarine “Bryansk” in White Sea, as reported by BarentsObserver. According to a warning about rocket launching in the White Sea, navigation is prohibited in the southern parts of the sea until December 15.
Originally posted by Gromle
Never mind you already answered the question I had for you a couple pages ago
Whatever it was, it's still a spectacular sight...
[edit on 9-12-2009 by sugarmonkey]
Originally posted by Hellmutt
Originally posted by dwiggen
But what KIND of rocket was it?
See my previous posts. It was likely the RSM-56 Bulava (Булава)...