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reply to post by FissionSurplus
Is It possible the USAF is updating, to curve GPS spoofing? A couple people over at Radionavigation Lab at the UT Austin successfully spoofed GPS to take control of a small helicopter drone.
reply to post by JadeStar
I do now remember reading it was a commercial GPS system. Was the drone captured by the Iranians, under the same system? I was just brain storming, if they could possibly be trying to update any systems. It's very interesting to ponder their actions.
I found it interesting that in the link provided by intrprtr, there was mention of testing a system which destroys anything which goes off course.
That seems an odd reason to make significant addition to the payload by adding explosives simply in order to fill space with shrapnel.
On the other hand ...
reply to post by UnBreakable
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Viriginia?
When did NASA build a launch facility in VA?
This is curious.
umm ok... What if I see the black triangle silently floating 300 feet off the ground again shinning bright lights in my face? Would that be a satellite?
Because this is a US Air Force launch (not NASA), one has to wonder why they need nearly 30 satellites all at once.
It is possible that these satellites are required to feed signals to all the drones they plan on having in the sky. If the drones are looking for their signal from up above, versus down below, then the signal cannot be jammed or messed with from the ground.
Bummer for all of us.
So interesting that they release this info to the press, and nowhere does it state WHY.
Is there a place, web site or cable station, to see the countdown? I don't feel like standing outside for the 2 hour window LOL
Sorry if already posted, I did a search and don't see it. Tonight's launch should be visible along east coast, weather permitting. Any UFO reports tonight can be attributed to this.
"The United States Air Force plans to blast nearly 30 satellites into orbit tonight (Nov. 19) in a record-setting launch that should be visible from a large stretch of the U.S. East Coast, weather permitting".
Watched it from South Jersey. Had visual in less than 10 seconds from liftoff. Was watching countdown on UStream. Had the whole family out in the front yard watching. Was awesome! Didn't think I would be able to make out flame and contrail from here but was wrong. Very cool!