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X-37B Marks One Year On Orbit

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:03 PM

X-37B Marks One Year On Orbit


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On December 11, 2013, the secretive X-37B robot spaceplane celebrates one year in orbit. This controversial spacecraft has been out of the limelight for a long time, attracting almost no media coverage for most of its mission. The third flight of one of the most secretive objects in space has been its most elusive mission to date!

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"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:14 AM

Spy Guy in the Sky in my opinion !@@ :tu:

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:17 AM

View PostDONTEATUS, on 06 December 2013 - 03:14 AM, said:

Spy Guy in the Sky in my opinion !@@ :tu:
Yes so you say every time there is a post about it and every time I point out your opinion is not supported by experts or by facts.

Imaging spy satellites need what is effectively a large telescope in order to take detailed images. In fact the KH12 spy satellites are the size of the Hubble. It is a fundamental principle of optical systems that for resolution you need a larger mirror or lens. There is no way around this.

Now as I've explained to you before, the thing about the X-37B is it is little.

Spy satellites need to be big. X-37B is little. Can you still not see the problem here?

Of course you are entitled to your opinion but an opinion is worthless when it is contrary to the facts.

Edited by Waspie_Dwarf, 06 December 2013 - 04:19 AM.

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