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posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 06:24 AM
Right I found this from ages ago decided to post it as for me I would like to know what all of you think.Notice how it hovers towards the solar panels real close.
Or if this clip is on ATS already.

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Mission STS-116 December 22nd 2006
Video With Audio

[edit on 6-6-2010 by k3rm1t]

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 06:41 AM
Probably just the sun's secondary reflections.

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 06:48 AM
reply to post by k3rm1t
I think it's the reflection of the sun as rises. It's even 1:00, we can see light from the sun beginning to light up the edges of the panels.

There are NASA vids out there that show odd moving orbs, but I don't think this is one. If you haven't already found him, 'secretnasaman' has a YT channel of 100% genuine NASA footage up until the STS80 (I think). Worth a look>>>

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 06:50 AM
reply to post by Kandinsky

Thanks for that info but I do not think this is reflection of the sun but each to our own and I am not saying look ufo lol just to me this footage is good and the camera operator follows this object also I believe this was taken early hours in the morning around 3am but please don't quote me on that Thanks for input.

[edit on 6-6-2010 by k3rm1t]

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 06:53 AM
Can a video expert map the trajectory and speed?

See if it turns, speeds up or slows down, as it shouldn't and it looks like it might...

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 07:12 AM
reply to post by k3rm1t

I believe this was taken early hours in the morning around 3am but please don't quote me on that Thanks for input.

3am your time or 3am ISS time?

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 07:19 AM
reply to post by InvisibleObserver

Good question this i don't know only saying what was said on the video I have sorry but I should not have said anything about the time without thinking.

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 07:41 AM
reply to post by k3rm1t

No worries, I was just joking around anyways.

I think your clip shows a orbital sunrise. Here is another clip that shows one with the camera facing the sun.

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 07:41 AM
It looks like a moving spotlight aimed at the panels. Since you didn't actually say where it came from it;s hard to say. But watch the regular cycling of the light at the end. You can see the beam from the top of it as it goes down to look at whatever they were doing.

I did more looking after seeing this was from STS-116.

Here is what they did on that flight:

* The STS-116 mission delivered and attached the International Space Station's third port truss segment, the P5 truss.
* The STS-116 mission brought to the Station Expedition 14 crew member Sunita Williams (who subsequently established a record for most time in space for a female astronaut) and brought home Expedition 14 crew member Thomas Reiter from European Space Agency (launched by STS-121).
* Christer Fuglesang became Sweden's first astronaut. His flight was a rare occurrence of two ESA astronauts flying in space together.
* The third of three SPHERES testbeds launched to the ISS.
* Astronauts completed major rewiring of the electrical system of the International Space Station in order to bring online the P3/P4 solar array installed by STS-115 in September 2006.
* Additional rewiring was done to ISS Pressurized Mating Adapter 2 (PMA2) to enable Station-Shuttle Power Transfer System (SSPTS) commencing with STS-118.[4][5][6][7]
* One half of the original P6 solar array installed by STS-97 was folded to make room for the new P4 array deployed by STS-115 to rotate and track the sun.
* STS-116 was the last STS mission scheduled for launch from pad 39B. The pad will be refitted for upcoming Ares I launches.[2]
* The crew of STS-116 consisted of five rookie astronauts. Only Mission Commander Mark Polansky (2) and Mission specialist Robert Curbeam (3) had previously flown in space.
* Robert Curbeam became the first astronaut to make four EVAs during the same mission.[8]
* This was the first mission with two African-American crewmembers.


Final Assembly Power Converter Unit mission for Discovery

During planned Orbiter upgrades to take place subsequent to this mission, Discovery's Assembly Power Converter Units (APCUs) will be removed and replaced with the shuttle-side components of the Station-Shuttle Power Transfer System (SSPTS). The APCUs converted 28VDC Orbiter main bus power to 124VDC compatible with ISS 120VDC main bus power. During initial station assembly missions, Orbiter APCU power was used to augment the power available from the Russian service segment. With the operation of permanent main electrical systems (e.g. P4 array and SARJ, MBSUs, DDCUs, Ammonia cooling systems), Orbiter power is no longer needed by the ISS.

Link to mission details

I'm quite positive this light has something to do with either the ISS, the shuttle itself of one of the multiple satellites they launched during that flight. Especially since they were rewiring all of the power up there.

And if it is the sun, then there is some type of rotating device between the camera and the beam of light that makes that cyclic appear rotating light.

[edit on 6-6-2010 by webpirate]

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:07 AM
I just found this article and animation of what they were deploying on this mission and what may be we are seeing. I mentioned a man made rotating device in front of a light source. Here is the part describing this:

The P3/P4 truss assembly was installed by the Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-115 mission, launched September 9, 2006, and attached to the P1 segment. The P3 and P4 segments together contain a pair of solar arrays, a radiator and a rotary joint that will aim the solar arrays, and connects P3 to P4. Upon its installation, no power was flowing across the rotary joint, so the electricity generated by the P4 solar array wings was only being used on the P4 segment, and not the rest of the station.

Then in December 2006 a major electrical rewiring of the station by STS-116 routed this power to the entire grid. The S3/S4 truss assembly—a mirror-image of P3/P4—was installed on June 11, 2007 also by Space Shuttle Atlantis during flight STS-117, mission 13A and mounted to the S1 truss segment.


STS-116 wired the power to this. Here is the animation of the moving truss:

Truss unfolding

Sorry, I can't embed this video, although I think this is what we are seeing actually happen in the OP video since the crew was or just had wired the power to this part of the ISS.

I seriously doubt it is the sun though. If you look around the 50 second mark of the video, you can see the earth turning as the shuttle orbits it, and the light source doesn't move in relation to the shuttle or the earth. The sun may also be there, but I think this is a man made light that is being used to watch or either help the process or is for indicating where part of it is.

It almost resembles a lighthouse video in my opinion. Or at least the same concept. Although i doubt it is used to warn any ships of anything, I think is is part of that truss.

Here is the ISS after that truss was unfolded.

And this link shows an enlarged verion of that image. There has to be a light somewhere on the ISS that were are seeing as the stationary light here.
Larger image

[edit on 6-6-2010 by webpirate]

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:38 AM
That might be the sun in the end of the video. But I don't think it is earlier on. The light is totally stationary compared to the station as well as the rotating earth. If that's from another craft, it is orbiting at exactly the same speed as the truss is.

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:45 AM
Could this object be a remote craft checking the solar panels a craft we don't know about just a thought seen stranger things lol
I still think man made craft that we don't know of yet being used to check the panels just seems strange.Also with all footage regarding any space mission past-present we have all seen strange objects in the videos some explained yes but still some not [ YET].

[edit on 6-6-2010 by k3rm1t]

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:46 AM
reply to post by webpirate

Nice work

I believe you are correct, ISS does have spotlights mounted on it and use them when working in the dark or for looking at parts of the station. They must of been looking at the work that was done during the mission after the shuttle had left the station. The date in the clip is December 22nd, the shuttle had already left the station at that time and was either preparing for re entry or had already landed.

The shuttle landed at 17:32 EST on 22 December 2006 at Kennedy Space Center

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 10:45 AM
I wouldn't rule it out of being a UFO. Who knows, it could have been something different than us inspecting our panels for whatever reason.

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