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(WTSP)   A top-secret mini-space shuttle has blasted off from Cape Canaveral. I repeat. A TOP-SECRET mini-space shuttle has blasted off from Cape Canaveral   ( wtsp.com) divider line
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2012-12-12 12:49:36 AM  
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People are over zealous on this baby; it's clearly a U2 replacement, what with not having a predetermined orbit and high maneuverability versus conventional spy satellites. Could it become the basis for a super awesome satellite zapper? Sure. But it's not, at least not yet.
2012-12-12 12:22:29 AM  
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jimmyego: I bet the secret payload is an even smaller space shuttle or... shuttles!

At one point the mini shuttle was meant to be launched from the big shuttle.
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2012-12-12 12:03:38 AM  
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GAT_00: Ed Finnerty: I know. I'm watching the web feed on www.operationsupersecretminispaceshuttle-shhhh.com

I was so hoping that was a real site.

I think it was Wired that ran a story a few years ago, about a guy who accidentally tracked a NSA satellite. Basically, he noticed the orbit and mentioned it to people online. It disappeared from his view and it turned out it only disappeared for him. It had some form of reflective panels, so when it was over this guy's house, it made itself disappear.

There's a lot more to it than that, but that's the bulk of it.


http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.02/spy.html?pg=2&topic=spy&topi c _set=

Pretty interesting.
2012-12-11 11:20:34 PM  
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Don't look at me.
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