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Fraser
2010-Oct-12, 12:10 AM
The game between the United States Air Force and amateur satellite trackers continues: the unmanned X-37B space plane – a classified project of the Air Force – has changed orbit once again, leaving those that monitor the flyovers of the space plane scrambling to locate it once again. The X-37B was launched on April 22nd, [...]

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Cookie
2010-Oct-12, 12:46 PM
Why can't they observe it AS it is making course corrections/changes?
This seems odd to me. :think:

grapes
2010-Oct-12, 01:38 PM
Why can't they observe it AS it is making course corrections/changes?
This seems odd to me. :think:While it was manuvering over the south Pacific? :)

Ilya
2010-Oct-12, 01:58 PM
No satellite can be observed by amateurs conitnuously. It changed orbit some place where no one could be watching. Like middle of Pacific ocean.

Cookie
2010-Oct-14, 01:48 PM
No satellite can be observed by amateurs conitnuously. It changed orbit some place where no one could be watching. Like middle of Pacific ocean.
AH! That makes sense!
Thanks!