Surveillance Suspected as Spacecraft’s Main Role

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posted on May, 23 2010 @ 02:08 PM
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A team of amateur sky watchers has pierced the veil of secrecy surrounding the debut flight of the nation’s first robotic spaceplane, finding clues that suggest the military craft is engaged in the development of spy satellites rather than space weapons, which some experts have suspected but the Pentagon strongly denies.
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A rendering of the X-37B, the unmanned successor to the space shuttle that began its secret debut mission last month.

Last month, the unmanned successor to the space shuttle blasted off from Florida on its debut mission but attracted little public notice because no one knew where it was going or what it was doing. The spaceship, known as the X-37B, was shrouded in operational secrecy, even as civilian specialists reported that it might go on mysterious errands for as long as nine months before zooming back to earth and touching down on a California runway.


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centers at least partly on testing powerful sensors for a new generation of spy satellites.


In six sightings, the team has found that the craft orbits as far north as 40 degrees latitude, just below New York City. In theory, on a clear night, an observer in the suburbs might see the X-37B as a bright star moving across the southern sky.

“This looks very, very good,” Mr. Molczan said of the identification. “We got it.”

In moving from as far as 40 degrees north latitude to 40 degrees south latitude, the military spacecraft passes over many global trouble spots, including Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and North Korea.

Mr. Molczan said team members in Canada and South Africa made independent observations of the X-37B on Thursday and, as it turned out, caught an earlier glimpse of the orbiting spaceship late last month from the United States. Weeks of sky surveys paid off when the team members Kevin Fetter and Greg Roberts managed to observe the craft from Brockville, Ontario, and Cape Town.


I thought this meshed well with this topic,

www.abovetopsecret.com...

What about the sightings any laymen think they have sighted this craft, and mistook it for something else?




posted on May, 23 2010 @ 02:11 PM
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I knew it!

Too bad they couldn't keep their traps shut and not run off to the press, But, a good find for them.

I hope it is working and I wonder what, if any, type of armorment it might be carrying?

Good thread



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 02:14 PM
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Originally posted by anon72
I knew it!

Too bad they couldn't keep their traps shut and not run off to the press, But, a good find for them.

I hope it is working and I wonder what, if any, type of armorment it might be carrying?

Good thread


TY anon, anything you want to add, please do.

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posted on May, 23 2010 @ 02:28 PM
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A little while back I did a posting on a new missle that could hit anywhere in the world in 1 hour-by the US. I think they will use this craft or a spin-off to accomplish this. I think they are all connected/related.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

There is also one I did on the Newly formed USAF Global Strike Command (2009):

www.abovetopsecret.com...

[edit on 5/23/2010 by anon72]



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 02:48 PM
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Originally posted by anon72
reply to post by Stormdancer777
 


A little while back I did a posting on a new missle that could hit anywhere in the world in 1 hour-by the US. I think they will use this craft or a spin-off to accomplish this. I think they are all connected/related.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

There is also one I did on the Newly formed USAF Global Strike Command (2009):

www.abovetopsecret.com...

[edit on 5/23/2010 by anon72]


OH thank you, I will check it out.





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