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BUT -- I'm having one problem I'd like to ask help with.
FIVE tests with the specific Topol missile have occurred this century, on the Kapustin Yar to Sary Shagan route. Three of the last four resulted in mass public signtings, often interpreted as UFOs.
But I can find no discussion of the first of those tests, in November 2005. Am i looking in the wrong indexing?
This is an excellent thread Jim.
Russia successfully test-fires ICBM
MOSCOW. Dec 27 1834 GMT (Interfax-AVN) - The Russian Strategic Rocket Forces (RVSN) test fired an RS-12M 'Topol' intercontinental ballistic missile at 9:30 p.m. Moscow time on Friday, an RVSN spokesman Igor Yegorov told Interfax-AVN.
"The missile's exercise warhead hit a training target at the Sary-Shagan Kazakhstan test range with a planned accuracy," Yegorov said.
"The launch was designed to test a prospective warhead for intercontinental ballistic missiles," Yegorov said. "The Kapustin Yar range is unique for testing elements of warheads for ballistic missiles," he said.
"Its test tracks and instrumentation system are the only ones capable of testing prospective warheads within the entire spectrum of possible conditions of their delivery to targets in the RVSN's and Navy's interests," Yegorov said.
Can anybody locate any NOTAMS warnings for this launch?
Jim, this is off topic, but people in this thread are saying that the object in the inset and the one in the photo are different. I think this is a reasonable claim. I understand you're sort of a scholar on UFOs and perception--do you have an opinion on this?
originally posted by: chunder
a reply to: JimOberg
Not Russia or the event in question but China and 24 July 1981 - link to article here.
Reported UFO but the description is very similar - can this also be linked back to a rocket launch ?