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X37B set to Launch March 5th 2011 after being cancelled for bad weather conditions

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posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 08:00 PM
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The X37B is set to launch March 5th, 2011 after being scrubbed for inclement weather today. Do not know of launch time as of yet.


CAPE CANAVERAL – Weather delayed the launch of the second of the United States Air Force’s Orbital Test Vehicles (OTV). The X-37B, as it is more commonly known, sate encapsulated within its fairing on top of the Atlas V 501 launch vehicle at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS).


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Edit: I typed in X37B and didnt see any results under search for March but then in searching for more info on times, stumbled upon a link on ATS via google. I am going to start checking google before using ATS search for previous posts...Geesh
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posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 08:28 PM
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Yea I have typed "ufo" in the ATS search and got 0 results. Not sure what is up with the thing.


Deebo



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 06:07 PM
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Just watched it go up today.
Possibly the loudest rocket I've heard. An Ive seen alot...(I live here)
I watched it, and when it stopped producing smoke it looked like a fireball in the sky
I watched it until it disappeared...and you can STILL hear the rumbling. Pretty amazing.

As for the space shuttle discovery...its supposed to land back already on the 9th...which seems like a really short time to be in space...something about this whole thing is very odd. The timing of it all, seems unusual.
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posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 06:13 PM
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Just a thought;

If Elenin is on course to impact either Earth or the Moon, and TPTB/NASA knows this; could this launch actually be an attempt to knock the asteroid off target?

Could it be a retaliatory attack against the speculative "attackers" that sent Comet Elenin?

There is evidence against this; but also evidence suggesting it's possible...


What do you think?
Not very likely... but anything is possible these days.



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 06:17 PM
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Just check out this goverment document
on what they plan on doing with
and the X38 they are working on for crew rescues
www.dtic.mil...



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 08:37 PM
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Wonder what the orbit inclination of it was, as a hour or so later I saw something over the skies of the UK here on the regular weekend Skywatches I do. This might be the explanation.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 10:22 PM
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More info here: www.globalsecurity.org...

Note the following:
"The Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Maneuver Vehicle (SMV) is a small, powered space vehicle technology demonstrator. An eventual operational version could function as the second stage-to-orbit vehicle as well as a reusable satellite with a variety of available payloads. SMV could perform missions such as:

■Tactical reconnaissance
■Filling gaps in satellite constellations
■Rapid deployment of Space Maneuver Vehicle constellations
■Identification and surveillance of space objects
■Space asset escorting"

Notice they call it a "Space Maneuver Vehicle", and that "Its small size and ability to shift orbital inclination and altitude would allow repositioning for tactical advantage or geographic sensor coverage."
They don't say it outright but it "shifts orbital inclination" using it's WINGS instead of rocket thruster like all other spacecraft to date have done (including shuttle), this is the giant technology leap the X-37 represents for the Air Force, they can rapidly change orbit to fly it over any spot in the world at any time to catch an enemy by surprise, they won't know it's coming or what hit them (rods from god), and do it repeatedly since it uses almost no fuel in the process.

They can also use it to deploy a constellation of "brillian pebble" warhead kill vehices in different orbits on one mission instead of the numerous launches that would normally be required.



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