posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 09:56 AM
Originally posted by starviego
Originally posted by JimOberg The satellite named wasn't even a ferret, it was a weather satellite.
The article cited as your source does not prove that. It merely suggests that.
There's plewnty more evidence it was NOT an Elint bird, than there has been shown any evidence it WAS -- except for official Moscow claims. So you
choose to trust Soviet propaganda assertions over the judgments of civilian Western scholars who tracked and studied these programs, and have a track
record of accuracy going across decades?
And as I wrote quite clearly, during the hours-long KAL flight, every satellite in polar orbit crossed its flight path. EVERY one. So what's
exceptional about any one particular one, doing that?
Originally posted by JimOberg If the 'intercepts' were being relayed by other satellites, than what possible special purpose would the
shuttle have performed? Please, suggest something. The signals could have bypassed it entirely. And what evidence is there that ANY satellite-relay
gear was on the airliner. ANY evidence at ALL?
I don't have all the answers, Jim. Maybe the shuttle held a special antenna or transmitter that would have aided in keeping track of the incident in
real time. Or you can believe the official version that the cargo was a 4 ton barbell.
And on what basis would you believe otherwise, for a payload that had been disclosed and described a year earlier, was widely photographed during
fabrication, installation, launch, and on-orbit deployment? And in storage afterwards? Would you suggest the 'spy mission' was planned that far in
Besides, I cheated. I actually lived in the real world, and worked at Mission Control during those flights. So yes, I trust the 'official'
description of the PFTA test payload.