Skip to comments.Secret mission accomplished: America's mysterious space plane to land after a YEAR in orbit
Posted on 06/05/2012 8:54:04 PM PDT by svcw
The U.S Air Forces highly secret unmanned space plane will land in June - ending a year-long mission in orbit. --- Full headline: Secret mission accomplished: America's mysterious space plane to land after a YEAR in orbit - and no one knows what it did up there
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
I hope it wasn’t up there taking hi def photos of cow pies for Barry’s EPA.
This craft is the equivalent of keeping a SR71 Blackbird on station 24/7 for a year. Impressive. Need to monitor the Pakiâs? Adjust orbit and your ready to go.
It may have been up many years ago, helping the black helicopters spy on candidate Ross Perot...
Due to orbital mechanics this craft (probably) can not be diverted to do a specific surveillance task on short notice. The blackbird and U2 can. It does not replace surveillance aircraft but complements them.
Wow, those flight attendants must be a little gamey by now.
So, when the Daily Mail says “...no one knows...” they mean, the news media doesn’t know. Arrogant. The people who put it up there know what it does.
I dunno what they're talking about; this is as good an explaination as you're going to get for a Defense/Intelligence asset: "As part of its mission goals, the X-37 was designed to rendezvous with friendly satellites to refuel them, or to replace failed solar arrays using a robotic arm. Its payload could also support Space Control (Defensive Counter-Space, Offensive Counter-Space), Force Enhancement and Force Application systems."
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