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Pentagon Loses Contact With Hypersonic Glider Launched on New Rocket

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posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 03:21 PM
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The Pentagon stated today that the Falcon HCV secret flight was a failure.
www.space.com...
The new Minotaur 4 lite carried the Falcon HCV into flight. Everything was a success until 9 minutes after the launch; contact was lost with the Falcon HCV. Now, the public finds this out four days later?! It makes me wonder what really happened to this million dollar craft.


[edit on 26-4-2010 by Violater1]

[MOD EDIT] - Removed X-37B from title, as this is misleading. It was a different test, not the X-37B....

[edit on 26-4-2010 by Gazrok]

MOD, thank you for removing the X-37 part, I was researching reentry vehicles and got my pages mixed up. I'll edit the other parts, sorry folks.

[edit on 26-4-2010 by Violater1]




posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 03:24 PM
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Does that mean the craft is now just another piece of space junk circling in orbit? Or do you know if it was programmed to do certain tasks that it still may be performing--just with no communication to NASA?

Very strange.



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 03:31 PM
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Do you have a link to this? I'd like to read more...

Cheers

Edit: I'm blind. Thanks!

[edit on 26-4-2010 by xEphon]


CX

posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 03:33 PM
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I reckon it got taken down by that pesky volcanic ash.


I wonder what they have planned to get it back if it's this secret? I'm sure there are others who wouldn't mind getting their hands on it.

Would we have to thumb a lift from the Russians to get it back?


CX.



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 03:34 PM
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Bumped



There is something very dodgy going on here.... It has not felt right from the beginning.... My gut says something is very wrong.....



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 03:35 PM
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Originally posted by xEphon
reply to post by Violater1
 


Do you have a link to this? I'd like to read more...

Cheers

Edit: I'm blind. Thanks!

[edit on 26-4-2010 by xEphon]


sorry, I forgot the link.
Here you go.
www.space.com...



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 03:36 PM
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In one of the earlier threads, a poster said that "IF IT SUDDENLY DISAPPEARS" they think that it will mean "That it's interplanetary and was on a mission to the moon or mars".

I find this "loss of contact" (IF ITS TRUE) ; to really fit in well with the suspicions of some of the ATS members who have voiced them.



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 03:38 PM
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or... we don't want to talk about the mission so don't ask! We lost contact because we're not very good at making communication devices, were only the Pentagon for christ's sake!



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 03:38 PM
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I swear, this super-secret space launch has been the most publicized "secret" ever not kept secret

It's almost like their wanting us to know/question something about it



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 03:41 PM
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Originally posted by CX
I reckon it got taken down by that pesky volcanic ash.


I wonder what they have planned to get it back if it's this secret? I'm sure there are others who wouldn't mind getting their hands on it.

Would we have to thumb a lift from the Russians to get it back?


CX.


They didn't that they were going to get it back anyway, premonition?!
www.newsdaily.com...
With all the threads about stuff flying around or into the Sun, it does give you pause.



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 03:45 PM
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Umm...this isn't the same thing...

The link is to a failure of a different test. This one took off from CA...

www.space.com...

The X-37B took off from Florida....

www.space.com...

[edit on 26-4-2010 by Gazrok]



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 03:46 PM
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Originally posted by TXRabbit
I swear, this super-secret space launch has been the most publicized "secret" ever not kept secret

It's almost like their wanting us to know/question something about it


Here is an additional link with a photo (I like pictures, it's much easier to see than read
).
www.csmonitor.com...

PS
Do you remember the Saturday Night Live skit that involved Mike Myers with a pet monkey? He always asked his "guest" if they would pet his monkey!
It was hilarious!



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 03:48 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
Umm...this isn't the same thing...

The link is to a failure of a different test. This one took off from CA...

The X-37B took off from Florida....


Ok so is this a misunderstanding or what?

I am confused.

I'll let you guys straighten this out.

Was this the same launch or not??



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 03:51 PM
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Not the same launch, I provided the links for your own personal confirmations...

You won't see the X-37B mentioned at all in the first link, as it (the Minotaur 4) was a different test, launched from Vandenberg AFB in CA...

The X-37B was launched atop an Atlas 5 rocket from FL....

[edit on 26-4-2010 by Gazrok]



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 03:54 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
Umm...this isn't the same thing...

The link is to a failure of a different test. This one took off from CA...

www.space.com...

The X-37B took off from Florida....

www.space.com...

[edit on 26-4-2010 by Gazrok]


Oh man, I feel really stupid right now. I don't think I could pull anything out of my hat, like disclos3r, and make it go away.
Here is what the Falcon HCV is
en.wikipedia.org...
and here is the X-37B
en.wikipedia.org...
I was researching re-usable reentry vehicles and got my pages mixed up.
(yeah right)
Sorry



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 03:55 PM
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Launch of secret US space ship masks even more secret launch of new weapon

from UK's Times Online...



With all the focus on the launch of the secret X37B, another space launch by a Minotaur IV rocket from Vandenberg Air Force base in California received less attention.

It was carrying the prototype of a new weapon that can hit any target around the world in less than an hour.

The Prompt Global Strike is designed as the conventional weapon of the future. It could hit Osama bin Laden’s cave, an Iranian nuclear site or a North Korean missile with a huge conventional warhead.




According to this source, there were two secretive, militarily-relevant rockets launched from American soil last week.

Stay tuned.



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 03:56 PM
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No problem, happens to all of us...

I just knew the X-37B was atop an Atlas, so when I read Minotaur in the article, I knew something was up, so did some more checking...

An easy mistake...but one leading to another question....

This test (from CA) was admitted to being a weapons platform test...and so soon with the X-37B? Now THAT is ripe for conspiracy!



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 04:01 PM
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U.S.A.F Global Strike Command-newly formed: (all coming together now)

Look into this new thread for some outstanding insight into what appears to be happening here.

And let me pose a touchy question, which will undoubtedly ruffle some tails: is the prospect of the United States asserting dominance from the upper limits of the atmosphere, and beyond, a BAD thing?

Discuss!



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 04:05 PM
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Not really, but violating our treaties could be deemed as a bad thing...if we are doing so...



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 04:06 PM
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That was my first thought, it was successful, the X-37B vaporized it with a laser.



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