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#1 chris999

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:47 AM




"To ensure vigilance from above"... Must be a military spy satellite.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:14 AM

That thing is huge.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:20 AM

That thing is huge.

A lot of it will fall back to earth.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:22 AM

A lot of it will fall back to earth.


Thanks. I didn't know how rockets worked.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:26 AM

Thanks. I didn't know how rockets worked.


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#6 Murph

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:29 AM

That pink flame looks like something out of a sci-fi movie

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:35 AM

nobody told you about it?

awkward...

#8 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:39 AM

How is a launch secret? Hard to hide.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:47 AM

It's not the launch that's secret but the payload. It's a classified surveillance satellite.


Friday morning's launch was the largest rocket in the U.S. fleet -- a Delta IV, flying in what's called the 'heavy' configuration with two large boosters.

The extra muscle was necessary to loft the classified National Reconnaissance Office satellite. Nothing official is known about the satellite, known only as L-15, but experts suspect it's an electronic surveillance satellite headed for orbit 22,000 miles up.


http://www.myfoxtamp...-cape-canaveral

#10 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:13 AM

It's not the launch that's secret but the payload. It's a classified surveillance satellite.



http://www.myfoxtamp...-cape-canaveral


Thread title says "secret rocket launch" not "secret payload" :)

#11 Floppin

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:24 AM

Yes well, I'm sure that's what he meant. As a launch covered, recorded, put online by a local Fox Affiliate isn't exactly "secret".

#12 chris999

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:30 PM

How is a launch secret? Hard to hide.


They have all been pretty secretive since the end of the shuttle program. NASA is a shell of it's former self, yet we are still blasting off new rocket designs and launches like never before.

And not just the US either. Russia, China, EU, even India sent up a rocket in the past 2 or 3 months. I wonder what in the hell is going on up there...

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:32 PM

Yea, I meant payload.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:37 PM

They have all been pretty secretive since the end of the shuttle program. NASA is a shell of it's former self, yet we are still blasting off new rocket designs and launches like never before.

And not just the US either. Russia, China, EU, even India sent up a rocket in the past 2 or 3 months. I wonder what in the hell is going on up there...


Hopefully they're building an asteroid shield or something else functional...

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:46 PM

I'm hoping for a giant laser. Because that would be awesome, obviously


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