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Secret American Space Mission
12-12-2012, 07:58 PM #1
misterbumps Member
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20680253

On the day North Korea successfully launches a rocket to much World Wide attention an American Space Mission begins in much secrecy.

Any idea's about the purpose of such a mission? I was surprised to find the BBC reporting on it but there you go....

I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?
12-12-2012, 08:22 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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They are in the process of weaponizing space just like Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun said they would. All the countries signed an agreement against such, so it has to be done in secrecy.
Couldn't help but notice the BBC reported the budget is classified. Talk about a black hole when the US is broke.
The Regan Star Wars produced a shït load of tech that's all still classified. This is something that will probably never see the light of day unless Iran figures out a way to land it like they do US drones.

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12-12-2012, 09:44 PM #3
オタマジャクシ Member
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(12-12-2012, 08:22 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  They are in the process of weaponizing space just like Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun said they would. All the countries signed an agreement against such, so it has to be done in secrecy.
Couldn't help but notice the BBC reported the budget is classified. Talk about a black hole when the US is broke.
The Regan Star Wars produced a shït load of tech that's all still classified. This is something that will probably never see the light of day unless Iran figures out a way to land it like they do US drones.


The X37B is a miniature robot version of the shuttle. It can carry things into orbit and stay in orbit for months at a time feeding curiosity about what exactly it is doing. This is the third trip of a reusable spacecraft so it isn't horribly expensive.
12-12-2012, 10:41 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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I'm sure it's nothing nefarious. They're probably just experimenting with growing petunias in orbit and watch over the unicorn lair. damned.gif
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12-12-2012, 10:58 PM #5
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
 
(12-12-2012, 07:58 PM)misterbumps Wrote:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20680253

On the day North Korea successfully launches a rocket to much World Wide attention an American Space Mission begins in much secrecy.

Any idea's about the purpose of such a mission? I was surprised to find the BBC reporting on it but there you go....


Yeah. We are going up there to document what they launched. Photos, videos, the whole works. If it's hostile in nature, it's going to experience some technical and mechanical difficulties as well.

It's a recon mission.
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12-13-2012, 04:28 AM #6
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
 
(12-12-2012, 10:58 PM)JollyRoger Wrote:  
(12-12-2012, 07:58 PM)misterbumps Wrote:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20680253

On the day North Korea successfully launches a rocket to much World Wide attention an American Space Mission begins in much secrecy.

Any idea's about the purpose of such a mission? I was surprised to find the BBC reporting on it but there you go....


Yeah. We are going up there to document what they launched. Photos, videos, the whole works. If it's hostile in nature, it's going to experience some technical and mechanical difficulties as well.

It's a recon mission.


Told ya so...

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/...s-say?lite
12-13-2012, 04:38 AM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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Good call Pirate... damned.gif
12-13-2012, 04:56 AM #8
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(12-13-2012, 04:28 AM)JollyRoger Wrote:  
(12-12-2012, 10:58 PM)JollyRoger Wrote:  
(12-12-2012, 07:58 PM)misterbumps Wrote:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20680253

On the day North Korea successfully launches a rocket to much World Wide attention an American Space Mission begins in much secrecy.

Any idea's about the purpose of such a mission? I was surprised to find the BBC reporting on it but there you go....


Yeah. We are going up there to document what they launched. Photos, videos, the whole works. If it's hostile in nature, it's going to experience some technical and mechanical difficulties as well.

It's a recon mission.


Told ya so...

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/...s-say?lite


North Korea has technical difficulties doing anything technical. The Taepodong-2 (some sort of Korean sexual reference) missile finally launched successfully - after 3 failures. The polar orbit implies a spy satellite. Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 Unit 2, an Earth observation satellite (read spy satellite) is the fourth Korean satellite launched. Wiki calls the previous satellite launches "alleged" or outright failures.

The current word is that North Korea has created a large piece of space debris that may cause problems for LEO satellites.

Their nuclear program is a case in point. Their best effort was barely critical long enough to detonate. 2.5 kilotons is roughly 3% conversion. The US gets at least 23%. There was some issue with the physics package: the explosion was asymmetric, improper layered (to maintain the shock front), or the purity wasn't high enough (too much PU240).



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