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Largest Rocket Ever Launched From Vandenberg AFB Makes Lift-Off

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posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 02:00 AM
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Largest Rocket Ever Launched From Vandenberg AFB Makes Lift-Off


losangeles.cbslocal.com

The largest rocket ever to be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base had a succesful lift-off Wednesday.

The Delta IV Heavy rocket was launched with a $1 billion spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) “in support of national defense,” according to aerospace engineering firm United Launch Alliance (ULA).

(visit the link for the full news article)


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posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 02:00 AM
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Easily heard from 50 miles away, the Delta IV Heavy was
launched at 11:03 A.M. Some may have mistaken it for
an earthquake. [1] The National Reconnaissance Office
launch of NROL-65 is expected to deploy the last KH-11
reconnaissance satellite, launch occurred at 11:03 local time
Wednesday, 8-28-2013.



Once it reaches orbit in about two days, the classified payload is expected to be able
to distinguish details back on Earth as minute as the make and model of an automobile


Delta IV Heavy to Launch NROL-65, launched from Slick 6 aka SLC-6 at Vandenberg AFB.
Slick 6 is officially known as SLC-6 at Vandenberg AFB.

Eagles and snakes in the depiction, it will be interesting to learn more.



'Sheachadadh': to deliver.
"Sheachadadh do rudai" translates from Gaelic as
"deliver your stuff".

The tattoo on the Eagle's arm/wing reads "Buttercup".

There may be a suprise payload.



losangeles.cbslocal.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
[1] This is a hint
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posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 02:20 AM
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Mammoth Delta IV NROL-65 Launch


It has been more than two years since Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., was rocked by the
thunderous roar and titanic rattle of the world’s largest rocket currently in active service.

Although the Delta IV Heavy has launched several times from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station,
Fla.,it has flown just once from the California site. On 20 January 2011, it delivered the NROL-49
reconnaissance satellite into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office. On Wednesday, 28
August, a second Delta IV Heavy is slated to roar aloft from Vandenberg, carrying another
classified NRO payload, known only as “NROL-65.”

..Unsurprisingly, both United Launch Alliance (ULA)—who is responsible for Wednesday’s
launch—and the Pentagon are remaining tight-lipped about the precise nature of NROL-65

www.americaspace.com...


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posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 02:20 AM
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Once it reaches orbit in about two days, the classified payload is expected to be able
to distinguish details back on Earth as minute as the make and model of an automobile


Neat.

Since many cars have RFID, they probably have technology that can read from long distances.

And we already know a vehicle's computer can be hacked.

Hmmm.

Sounds like a plan that could be used for assassinations !!



posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 02:23 AM
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Be advised:


Damascus, Syria (CNN) -- The United States has concluded Syria carried out chemical weapons attacks against its people, President Barack Obama said Wednesday, a claim that comes amid a looming diplomatic showdown over whether to strike against Bashar al-Assad's military.

Obama's declaration to "PBS NewsHour" came at the end of a day that saw Russia and China walk out of a U.N. Security Council meeting as word surfaced Britain planned to pursue a resolution to authorize the use of force against Syria, even as United Nations weapons inspectors were in Syria assessing whether chemical weapons have been used.

"We do not believe that, given the delivery systems, using rockets, that the opposition could have carried out these attacks. We have concluded that the Syrian government in fact carried these out," Obama told "NewsHour."

"And if that's so, then there need to be international consequences," the president added.


www.cnn.com...

Well, I guess its a wait and see.



posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 02:30 AM
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Originally posted by xuenchen

Since many cars have RFID, they probably have technology that can read from long distances.



Indeed, since we are on the typical black budget delayed by 50 years,
I would wager a decent bet they have been reading that small print from
long ago. Lets hope this does not get real.



posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 05:59 AM
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I was reading a technology piece on Fox News and it was talking about a guy who had an RFID chip implanted in his finger. It was no bigger than a grain of rice and could only store I believe 1kb. However, it makes you wonder if all this is being put into place to start tracking people using unique RFID chips.

What did this man put in his hand?




edit on 8/29/2013 by EternalSolace because: Added source.



posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 06:36 AM
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Yeah, we have been able to read a license plate on a vehicle from space or a long time now.

So you can bet this is far more advanced than that.



posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 07:04 AM
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Orbiting weapons platform. Contains an array of space drones and anti satellite weapons.



posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 08:15 AM
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At 2:30 to 3:30 in video noticed flames on side of motors . Possible leaks or burn through ?
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posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 08:43 AM
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I heard this on a science show not too long ago on the radio, that those wonderful Saturn rockets that were used in the Apollo project that people bemoaned abandoning, were not any more powerful than the new Delta rockets in use today.
I thought that seemed funny to me but it could be true and the person saying this was a science reporter who seemed to know what he was talking about.
I remember some years ago trying to get on top of a bridge's high point (on the sidewalk) at night to watch a Delta launch to the outer solar system, in Florida, some couple hundred miles away and it was impressive enough to me, not quite as spectacular as a space shuttle launch though.
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posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 08:49 AM
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Very interesting. And I am going to roll with an EMP type weapon on this one.



posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 10:00 AM
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Yes, I'd say this is far advanced,
Geosynchronous orbit - part of (said to be the last) Mentor, or Advanced Orion rumor has it.
Whatever it is, it is huge.
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posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 10:01 AM
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Yes, my thoughts too. Tungsten is heavy.

'Rods from God'
Hypervelocity rod bundles - solid tungsten cylinders, 20 or 30 feet
long and one or two feet in diameter.
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posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 10:04 AM
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Originally posted by Vasa Croe
Very interesting. And I am going to roll with an EMP type weapon on this one.


Do you recall that strike years ago? It was a bit mysterious and if I recall
right there were sat photos before and after. There was never a clear claim
on what too place but something obviously did like something kinetic that traveled at
speeds of more than 10,000 feet per second, penetrating deep into the earth
without any explosives.
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posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 10:09 AM
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Originally posted by Vasa Croe
Very interesting. And I am going to roll with an EMP type weapon on this one.


I work under the theory that the real top weapons are about 30-50 years more advanced than the ones they let you know about.

In which case, God himself only knows what could really be in that thing.

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posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 10:20 AM
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And it will be able to lissten to your coversation from space.

They have been able to tell what kind of car your driving from space for decades now.

"Classified info, but we will tell you what its capable of " .

.now thats funny....

Just another tool to destroy freedom at the tax payer expense.

Billion dollar payload on a billion dollar rocket with a billion dollar launch.

Damb wejust throw billions around



posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 10:31 AM
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Originally posted by liejunkie01

Billion dollar payload on a billion dollar rocket with a billion dollar launch.

Damb we just throw billions around


Interesting thing about the 'Rods" speculation is that they are a
non nuke payload - 'conventional' .

I recall that General Dempsey indicated they were considering kinetic
strikes a few months ago. This could be it.



posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 12:31 PM
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Originally posted by MajorAce
At 2:30 to 3:30 in video noticed flames on side of motors . Possible leaks or burn through ?
edit on 29-8-2013 by MajorAce because: (no reason given)



Exhaust from the powerful turbo pumps that drive several thousand pounds of fuel per second into the combustion chambers.



posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 12:55 PM
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Oh, poop! That would have been something to see. Too bad it was not a night launch even. Hey, it gave me the idea, that now that I'm retired, Mrd and I could drive to the coast to view a launch some day. Sweet!

I already know somewhere is a Google Earth with me in the desert needing to relieve myself.
There is no right to privacy.

Well, at least there was some small victory over the RFID. Good for her! Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear RFID Chip Returns to School. No more RFID for Northside ISD



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