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Project Loon flies again

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posted on Dec, 14 2013 @ 03:24 AM
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I noticed there are some threads from this summer in the UFO section about Google's project Loon. But at this point it is not a UFO, so probably newer articles belong here. [Mostly because the aviation buffs don't read the UFO forum.]

They are testing the Loon again per this newspaper article from Chico.
Project Loon launched from Chico

What they are not telling you is the Loon uses a spoofed mode-s code of the format 77777x, where thus far x has only equaled 1 and 2. They are transmitting in full ADS-B, which in English means you can see their location with a mode-s receiver. That said, I have been able to track their location via the internet, but the terms of service on how I do this do not allow me to show the data. [Yes, I know, shocking...somebody obeying terms of service.] I will say they fly around 65kft.

Now if someone in say the Central Valley or maybe the "Gold Country" of California has a track on their personal mode-s receiver, please share it.

I will email flightradar24 and try to get them to enable tracking the Loon. They are probably filtering the data due to the spoofed hex code.




posted on Dec, 14 2013 @ 09:35 AM
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“Harmless Science Experiment” can be found on the device — along with a phone number to call.


Now, if only they had thought of that in 1947.





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