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US Millitary looses contact with Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2)

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posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 01:51 AM

US Millitary looses contact with Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2)

The Minotaur rocket launched and neared orbit, it successfully inserted the HTV-2 into the desired trajectory. Separation of the vehicle was confirmed by rocket cam and the aircraft transitioned to Mach 20 aerodynamic flight, according to a spokesperson for DARPA.

The hypersonic vehicle was expected to fly at a speed of Mach 20, approximately 13,000 miles per hour (21,000 kilometers per hour), while experiencing temperatures in excess of 3,500 F (1927 C). However, the flight ended prem
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posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 01:51 AM
This i think is amazing, a plane that travels 13,000 miles per hour 21,000 kilometers per hour! i think this might just have some sort of Extraterestrial techknowledgy but to be launched from a minotaur puts a bit of doubt in my mind, id love to find out the specifications on this
i have provided a photo as well, this might sound abit much but i saw a article saying "due to be launched" and now there is news all over the internet even in australia saying its missing, maybe someone leaked information and te milliatry are covering their tracks?.
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posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 02:01 AM
From LA to NY in 12 minutes!! It's so unbelievably awesome.
And of course our brilliant military loses it...
I really think it deserves another...

Anyone have any idea how much this thing costs? While we're still in a recession...

posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 02:04 AM
Answer to your question... Too much?

To be perfectly honest i wonder if they even have an idea where the craft is? It is a formidable piece of technology with or without warheads. Imagine the destruction if it crashed into a populated area? Quite a dent if you ask me. But you have to remember that the US has no limit on the amount it will spend to outshine the worlds military

posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 02:08 AM
reply to post by Semoro

That's the first thing I thought of when I heard the first one that speed I can only imagine it's capable of taking out several blocks of skyscrapers instantaneously...

posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 02:11 AM
reply to post by Semoro

haha, yeh your both right, but if you where to mention recession they'd laugh, its called the black budget, im excited to find out where it turns up lol, in space? burried 100ft in the ground on earth? who knows, im assuming it cost in the 4.2 billion range, besides, if their making this thing why dont they focus on space travel? rather then nasa giving some sob story of "it would take many years to get there", i still know for a fact they have ufo techknowlsgey and ET's probebly play along side them, but for this to get leaked or released makes you wonder if the story was a accident,leak or something more planned out.

posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 02:18 AM
Last I heard they thought it was in the pacific ocean...but still that's a big ocean. And at those speeds, it could very well be buried under the sea floor. So I don't think we'll ever see it again.

posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 02:23 AM
Could be a deliberate thing to hmm make people get more annoyed at the government spending so much on this thing and then losing it, adding more fuel to the inextinguishable fire which is the governments spending that people have zero recognizable say in
. OR it never existed and 'oh yeah it cost um heaps and it crashed and we lost it, yeah it really did exist brb buying an island i just came into some money

posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 02:37 AM
Obviously travels too fast to control. "We know how to boost the aircraft to near space. We know how to insert the aircraft into atmospheric hypersonic flight. We do not yet know how to achieve the desired control during the aerodynamic phase of flight," said U.S. Air Force Major Chris Schulz, DARPA HTV-2 program manager. "It's vexing; I'm confident there is a solution. We have to find it."

Once they've solved the issues they'll be able to kill masses of people anywhere in the world in under 1 hour!

Oh, how we advance!!

posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 02:41 AM
The are saying La to Sydney in 12 minutes.?

they do not factor in air traffic.

it is more realistic to travel slower.

I think it is definately a weapon at this time they can not control.

it probably burnt up, thats why they lost it.

stop spending money on this stuff and look after our families

posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 03:27 AM
Spacecraft re-entering the atmosphere produce a plasma due to the craft colliding with the atmosphere. All spacecraft have communication issues due to this plasma. It seems likely an aircraft at mach 20 will have the same issues while flying. This interferes with both comms, telem, and GPS. (The shuttle hits the atmosphere at mach 25.)

Looking at what research papers I could find on the internet, I don't think there is a solution to the problem. As late as 2009, it is still an active area of research.
Regarding using the aircraft as a kinetic weapon, the "rods from God" seems like a more practical plan. (I suspect the crash George Knapp investigated in the Ca. desert a few years ago was a kinetic weapon test that failed.)

posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 03:27 AM
reply to post by guessing

i agree bur it probebly flies at an altitude irrelivant to airtrafic.they need to stop making money off war and making war machines and end poverty, then focus on furthering human lives and cure diseases THEN focus on space travel! but id guess you would need world peace first....might be waiting a while haha

posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 03:33 AM
reply to post by gariac

i understand about plasma, but in my finding and research, if this craft uses alien/nikola tesla techknowlegy this means that as found with ufos they create a disturbence in the ionosphere and atmosphere, it basically creates its own field of energy there for allowing the UFO/interstella craft to travel without problems,which is probebly how this millitary craft is able to reach march 20, this would also be applicable to USO's, underwater ufo's, the anit gravity affect produced would cancel out disturbences, some ufos seen making a red or yellow colored glow are belived to be caused by disturbences in the atmosphere which is similar to this plasma affect you are reffering to

posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 05:18 AM

The administration requested $204.8 million for the effort in the upcoming budget year, and the Falcon is just one of an array of technologies in the works to accomplish the concept. But like the Falcon, none of the other projects has achieved much success.
We've already been charged more than that:

But the Falcon's test flight ended prematurely and it plunged into the Pacific Ocean. It was the second and last scheduled flight for the Falcon program, which began in 2003 and cost taxpayers about $320 million. Both flights failed to go the distance.
But what I find the most disturbing about this is the reasons for why they want to make it:

Despite the failures, the Pentagon believes that hypersonic vehicles are the best hope for replacing nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles as a way to hit a target in an hour or less — without launching World War III.

"The whole idea is that the military has time-sensitive information and needs to deliver a strike immediately," said Brian Weeden, a former Air Force officer and expert in space security. "The only vehicle that the military currently has in its inventory with that kind of capability is" an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Other methods of hitting a distant target, cruise missiles and long-range bomber planes, take hours to reach their destination.

When pressed for an example, military officials point to an instance in 1998 when the U.S. military tried — and failed — to kill Osama bin Laden. Navy vessels in the Arabian Sea lobbed cruise missiles at training camps in Afghanistan, hitting their targets — 80 minutes later. By then, bin Laden was gone.

Yeah, and Weeden sees the spending as an issue, (believe it or not!!) which I think is a good thing.

"All of this money is being spent to kill someone very quickly," he said. "All that seems to have come out of it is that the technology is costly and difficult to achieve."

What an asinine waste of money.
Probably ETs got a hold of it and whisked it away, like a parent taking a sharp stick away from a kid so no one's eye gets put out.


Still -- yeah, it's cool tech stuff, but ...really?

posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 05:32 AM
As I said in another thread reguarding this new project I'm sick to death of the US government developing things which can be used as new weapons. They said it would allow the US to strike anywhere in the world quickly. Wish the US would stop concentrating on attackIng people and try and sort out their own problems. I only see now the US as the western terrorists and the biggest threat to bringing peace to this already destroyed planet. Why has everything being developed have to carry war heads

posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 05:38 AM
Just a thought; what if Marty McFly was on it, triggered the flux capacitor and is now in 1955 trying to get back in time. . . . . oh. . . sorry.

What if they didn't lose it, but it worked so well that they are saying it is lost because something else (top secret experiment) on it worked so well?

Dunno what that might be, but I would be surprised that the same military that can tell what page number you're on from space can lose a top-secret rocket ship/plane.

I think something super-sneaky is going on.

posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 07:22 AM
reply to post by Ghost375

i remember watching some MET office footage from a satalite adn there was a vapour trail from the states to australia.. more specificly alice springs.

it even featured on a uk documentry about joint black ops operations.

the blackbird did well as a secret.

I think the nick name was "aroura" or something like that.

uber black ops aparently

posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 08:43 AM

already posted

posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 08:48 AM
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