The X-37B

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 5:46 AM

The Daily Mail has an interesting — albeit, overly conspiratorial, perhaps — little article on the X-37B space plane that is preparing to land after orbiting for about a year.

Last May, amateur astronomers were able to detect the orbital pattern of the first X-37B which included flyovers of North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, heightening the suspicion that the vehicle was being used for surveillance.

Is it really being used for surveillance, I wonder? If so, what could it possibly do that existing satellites could not do?


Re: The X-37B
It can do surveillance as a test for targeting.
Posted by Ed Hurst - Jun 05, 2012 | 9:26 PM

Re: The X-37B
Targeting?
Posted by Timothy Butler - Jun 07, 2012 | 5:32 AM

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