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comment by kleinbl00

marco is the titz

    Dear Ics.

    Good for you. It is my blog, so I can do whatever I like.

    In case you haven't noticed in your southern US bubble (I see you are from Virginia): the rest of the world is looking with bewilderment to the giant clusterfuck that is your current US government.

    A president that doesn't even know that his own regional military headquarters is in the country he just disavowed and threw to the dogs (Qatar, which is home to US CENTCOM forward headquarters and with this vital to US military activities in the Middle East), and who managed to set up many of his strongest and longtime allies in Europe against him within barely 4 months of his government, is exactly the kind of president under whom's government these kind of weird shenanigans with ISS and the ISS partners do no longer come as a surprise.

    It is part of a persistent pattern of not giving a sh*t about his international alliances and of very ill informed and unwise actions by a man who seems to think he doesn't need facts or informed advise before acting.

    I have no doubt his administration won't last long, the signs are on the wall for an impeachment. Unfortunately, the damage he is doing to international relations will last long.


Hypothesis: it's a Prowler. Launch it SpaceX, muddy the waters, skip a date, get it closer, sniff the ISS to calibrate with known signals, inspect for possible Russian signals you're unaware of, then dump it in the ocean and put up a for real one on the X-37.

francopoli  ·  404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

SpaceX is going to launch the next X37, FYI

goobster  ·  402 days ago  ·  link  ·  

A new update provides some more interesting color... and ample food for more conspiracy theories:

    I think you are forgetting that this mission was authorized by the Obama administration last year, that's why USAF Colonel Jack Fischer (whose background includes time spent at the Space and Intelligence Capabilities Office) was placed on the ISS ahead of schedule. He was supposed to be on the Expedition 52/53 crew, but NASA made an announcement in November of 2016 that he had been "reassigned to join Expedition 51/52 in April of 2017", which conveniently placed him on the ISS just 2 months prior to this "secret" rendezvous. Now, whether the rest of the ISS crew had any idea about the mission, I don't know. But I'm certain, with his top secret clearance and "need to know", Col. Fischer was briefed on this satellite's maneuver.
kleinbl00  ·  401 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well that's interesting. Where's it from?

goobster  ·  401 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Same site. New comment that came in after your post.