It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

X-37B unmanned space shuttle lands successfully

page: 1
4

log in

join
share:

posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 03:16 PM
link   

X-37B unmanned space shuttle lands successfully


www.ibtimes.com

The US Air Force's secret unmanned space shuttle X-37B landed at 1:16 a.m. Pacific time on Friday, concluding its more than 220-day experimental test mission. It was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on April 22.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 03:16 PM
link   
I saw this reported on Aljazeera who said the 7 months were for spying?

I don't know much of this subject so need to do some research.... unless you can fill me in on what I have missed.

The X-37B is about 29 feet long with a wing span of about 15 feet and is a reusable robotic spacecraft. It is one-fifth the size of the space shuttle and can draw on the sun for electricity by unfolding its solar panels.

www.ibtimes.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 03:41 PM
link   
This was not big news . Its secret . No one will ever know or find out what this object was for . Unless ur part of the people who did the operation . case closed . but it was pretty to watch fly



posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 07:41 PM
link   
How long before the secret data from this mission ends up on wikileaks?




posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 11:14 PM
link   
reply to post by muddyhoop
 


If I'm not mistaken the russian cargo freighters to the mir space station were doing this all the time decades ago. Also their buran space shuttle was fully automatic



posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 02:05 PM
link   
Anyone want to think that the X-37B mission had anything to do with this story?

Russian satellites crash to earth

It would not surprise me one little bit if the two events weren't linked!



posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 02:14 PM
link   

Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
How long before the secret data from this mission ends up on wikileaks?



Roaring with laughter, and I'm sure it was gathering more weather info after all those images got snapped.



posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 02:16 PM
link   
reply to post by Rob37n
 


I'm sure that was just another coincidence in space.



posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 02:24 PM
link   
I think it very likely that this shuttle just may have been developed to seek out foreign countries satellites and probe them for signs of defense measures .

I can remember when this was launched back in April and all the attention it received here on ATS
edit on 5-12-2010 by Max_TO because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 02:27 PM
link   
reply to post by Rob37n
 

The Russian rocket was reported to have veered off course. Mission Accomplished. If the US was using the X-37B to make that rocket fail, then this was certainly not a test. The US was probably just trying to set back the GPS satellite program that the Russians were trying to put upgrade.

Take THAT, Putin!


This technology - to make undetectable interference with orbital or ICBM missles - would be HUGE. But it's got to be used very carefully, or else the enemy will start to figure it out.
edit on 5-12-2010 by harrytuttle because: stab at Putin ;P



posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 03:14 PM
link   
reply to post by harrytuttle
 


Maybe it had a package on-board from the English FA to act as a reprisal for us not getting the World Cup?




top topics



 
4

log in

join