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Old 28.02.2013, 19:10
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What are the merry pranksters of the USAF putting into orbit?

Article and cool pictures of the X-37 space plane that has been launched into orbit and landed at Vandenburg AFB a couple of times. Classified mission profiles, and nobody is eager to offer up what sort of payload they are putting into space.

Anyone care to offer up a conspiracy theory?

http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/201...lite=obnetwork
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Old 28.02.2013, 19:11
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Re: What are the merry pranksters of the USAF putting into orbit?

Weapons
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Old 28.02.2013, 19:25
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Re: What are the merry pranksters of the USAF putting into orbit?

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Article and cool pictures of the X-37 space plane that has been launched into orbit and landed at Vandenburg AFB a couple of times. Classified mission profiles, and nobody is eager to offer up what sort of payload they are putting into space.

Anyone care to offer up a conspiracy theory?

http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/201...lite=obnetwork
Maybe they're just too embarrassed to admit to the fact that it's just too damn small to actually put a useful payload into space - it's only about 9 metres long.

Edit: unless it is the payload itself.
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Old 28.02.2013, 19:37
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Re: What are the merry pranksters of the USAF putting into orbit?

It's the new U2.
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Old 28.02.2013, 19:37
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Re: What are the merry pranksters of the USAF putting into orbit?

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I'm okay with that as long as they've undergone a thorough background check and don't have high capacity magazines...
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Old 28.02.2013, 19:44
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Re: What are the merry pranksters of the USAF putting into orbit?

Satellite Interceptor ?
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Old 28.02.2013, 19:46
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Re: What are the merry pranksters of the USAF putting into orbit?

I would not think weapons, surveillance yes, there are web pictures of the space plane shadowing Chinese spacecraft.
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