Floating around the inter webs are numerous accounts of the explosion at Cape Canaveral today, a UFO can be seen in the official video of the test fire, which passes over the space-vessel just as it explodes. After going through numerous sites, and looking at many different analysis, it does appear this is not a bird, or a bug (though some can be seen in the video at earlier and later times).
There was also a post on reddit from someone who claims they work on site (as a welder) and earlier in the day (prior to launch) they witnessed UFOs in the sky. They are not allowed to bring phones on site with them, so they had no videos, but offered an account of the disastrous morning:
(Edit: Warning, the quoted text is claimed anonymous internet writings, the authenticity remains un-established)
So This is my first post here long time lurker, But today the Space X rocket blew up on the launch pad if you weren’t aware. I am a welder at Kennedy Space Center and before launch a lot of us were noticing strange lights in the sky above the pad. About 20 minutes before launch there was an impression in the clouds (its rainy here) of a oblong shape you could almost see the blue sky through it then 3 white lights appeared in the center of it and then just disappeared with a blink of an eye they were visible for maybe 20 seconds. 20 minutes later the rocket explodes on the pad maybe it’s a coincidence I don’t know but hopefully some of you have insight unfortunately I have no pictures. (We are not allowed to have our phones on us in our hanger due to “safety reasons” they stay in our locker till we clock out.)
The payload was officially the Satellite Amos6, a 200M Sat which Zuckerberg/Facebook was launching to “give the world free internet”, or at least thats the PR spin on the project.
The Sat was built by Israeli Aerospace Industries and was to be part of the Spacecom satellite network – Check out the coverage map here, operating in the Ku bands, and Ka Spot beams, it was going cover areas which already have Spacecom coverage, mostly Europe & Eastern Europe/Russia.
It’s precisely this reason I think there is something more to the story. Supposedly Amos6 would offer redundancy, backup services and increase reliability. Maybe there’s something more to the frequencies they are playing with? Anyone got any ideas? I haven’t had a chance to look at possible uses yet. They do mention ‘New Services’…
Scheduled for launch in 2016 to the 4°W orbital position, Spacecom’s AMOS-6 satellite includes 3 Ku-Band beams: Middle East, Central East Europe (CEE) and Pan-European; and 36 HTS Ka-band spot beams over sub-Sahara Africa and Europe.
AMOS-6 strengthens 4°W orbital location with wider coverage and new services. AMOS-6 high power and large amount of Ku-band transponders offer Spacecom’s existing and new customers a reliable growth-engine for their business. AMOS-6 enhances Spacecom’s existing service offering by supporting a full range of services, including Direct-To-Home (DTH), video distribution, VSAT communications and broadband Internet.
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