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Space Projects / Re: ESA ExoMars rover
« Last post by Flyaway on Today at 12:36:14 pm »
ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter completes aerobraking

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Site Feedback / Re: Link-only posts
« Last post by Hobbes on Today at 10:51:45 am »
A few aggregator sites I'm familiar with tend to quote one paragraph, and have done so for years without copyright challenges. Paraphrasing/making a summary is okay too.
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In regards to the F-15 unable to track the target:

"If the ‘aircraft’ continued on its presumed heading/course altitude, the F15s were sent the wrong way. The last known position was around the EUG area heading North around 750kts and the fighters went South when they launched ~25-30 min after the first report in the Shasta area..."

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/16079/airliners-and-f-15s-involved-in-bizzare-encounter-with-mystery-aircraft-over-oregon
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AvWeek really took a dive when they started allowing comments.  In general they contain as much dumbth as you'd see on YouTube.

I trace it back to Dornheim's tragic death. 
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Aerospace / Re: SpaceX (general discussion)
« Last post by sferrin on Today at 09:55:32 am »
Today’s launch scrubbed due to upper level winds.

Any idea as to when the rescheduled launch will be Flyaway?

Tomorrow, same time.
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Aerospace / Re: SpaceX (general discussion)
« Last post by FighterJock on Today at 09:43:32 am »
Today’s launch scrubbed due to upper level winds.

Any idea as to when the rescheduled launch will be Flyaway?
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Although very unusual...it is not that bizarre. ATC had a primary target on their radar...suggesting that its not a stealth aircraft and it was white...not the preferable choice of camouflage for a stealth jet as it was seen 10-20 miles away. The airliners did not pick the target up through TCAS, as TCAS uses transponder interrogations in order to see them. ATC already reported that their was no transponder code or transmission. Therefore, the aircraft had the transponder off (mistake by pilot) or it failed in flight. Its altitude and flight performance suggests a conventional jet aircraft.

My thought, and completely unsubstantiated, is that it was some kind of ferry flight involving an aircraft headed to maintenance or a flight test of the same. However, they should have been on a flight plan at that altitude and talking to someone.

Another thought is that it was a military surveillance aircraft on a training mission using silent communications procedures and the military planners on the ground failed to forward the aircrafts flight plan into the NAS. Either way there are many possibilities other than a UFO or highly classified aircraft terrorizing airliners and the ATC controllers.
The F-15 itself has a pretty good radar, why did the F-15 not track the object/ aircraft and do a visual confirmation or at least attempt. If a non transmitting aircraft can penetrate through normal airspace so easily it doesn't bode too we'll as far as our safety and ability to control the airspace. Hope North Korea, Iran heck even China doesn't already know this. Can even save money on paint and go with white.

Maybe mistakenly I got the impression from the conversations that the airframe itself was perceived to be ‘inherently’ stealthy.
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: Wehrmacht 46
« Last post by sgeorges4 on Today at 08:58:49 am »
I read all of it,and well they don't say that german have nuclear bomb(even for them it's not possible),but I don't know why they dont talk about the recce version of the 262(A1/U3,A5a):


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Although very unusual...it is not that bizarre. ATC had a primary target on their radar...suggesting that its not a stealth aircraft and it was white...not the preferable choice of camouflage for a stealth jet as it was seen 10-20 miles away. The airliners did not pick the target up through TCAS, as TCAS uses transponder interrogations in order to see them. ATC already reported that their was no transponder code or transmission. Therefore, the aircraft had the transponder off (mistake by pilot) or it failed in flight. Its altitude and flight performance suggests a conventional jet aircraft.

My thought, and completely unsubstantiated, is that it was some kind of ferry flight involving an aircraft headed to maintenance or a flight test of the same. However, they should have been on a flight plan at that altitude and talking to someone.

Another thought is that it was a military surveillance aircraft on a training mission using silent communications procedures and the military planners on the ground failed to forward the aircrafts flight plan into the NAS. Either way there are many possibilities other than a UFO or highly classified aircraft terrorizing airliners and the ATC controllers.
The F-15 itself has a pretty good radar, why did the F-15 not track the object/ aircraft and do a visual confirmation or at least attempt. If a non transmitting aircraft can penetrate through normal airspace so easily it doesn't bode too we'll as far as our safety and ability to control the airspace. Hope North Korea, Iran heck even China doesn't already know this. Can even save money on paint and go with white.
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Although very unusual...it is not that bizarre. ATC had a primary target on their radar...suggesting that its not a stealth aircraft and it was white...not the preferable choice of camouflage for a stealth jet as it was seen 10-20 miles away. The airliners did not pick the target up through TCAS, as TCAS uses transponder interrogations in order to see them. ATC already reported that their was no transponder code or transmission. Therefore, the aircraft had the transponder off (mistake by pilot) or it failed in flight. Its altitude and flight performance suggests a conventional jet aircraft.

My thought, and completely unsubstantiated, is that it was some kind of ferry flight involving an aircraft headed to maintenance or a flight test of the same. However, they should have been on a flight plan at that altitude and talking to someone.

Another thought is that it was a military surveillance aircraft on a training mission using silent communications procedures and the military planners on the ground failed to forward the aircrafts flight plan into the NAS. Either way there are many possibilities other than a UFO or highly classified aircraft terrorizing airliners and the ATC controllers.

It sounds like a situation that could have easily escalated what with F-15s being scrambled. So somebody badly dropped the ball on this one.
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