The design of the spacecraft called X-37B from DARPA and the Pentagon has been one of the greatest mysteries hidden by the US army for years. Now extremely interesting information about this strange machine has been revealed.
It turns out that the mini-shuttle has the ability to quickly change the orbit. This is why he unexpectedly disappeared from the view of observers and it was hard to spot him again. Heather Wilson, a former secretary of the US Air Force (USAF), revealed that the vehicle can change its orbit to elliptical in such a way that the perigee touches the atmosphere, and then using its gliding techniques, move unnoticed on the near Earth of space.
This shows emphatically that this is not just a machine serving as a cosmic laboratory to perform tests of various technologies in the Earth’s orbit, but most likely also can be equipped with nuclear weapons. Some time ago, the Pentagon announced that space vehicles will be created that will be able to perform a super-fast and effective nuclear strike at any target on the entire planet. X-37B can be a prototype of such a machine.
What’s most interesting, the ability to quickly change the orbit by this mini-shuttle spends sleep on the eyelids of Russia and China, which are unable to control, in contrast to spy satellites, what is happening at the moment with the vehicle and the area in which it is located. Representatives of the Pentagon mock US enemies, making it clear that the X-37B is simply invisible to them.
An amateur astronomer found and immortalized a secret American shuttle in the picture. Fig. Ralf Vandeberg.
The military also revealed that the new Chinese and Russian satellites were built in such a way that they could try to observe the DARPA vehicle, but as before, they failed to do so, because before that happened, the machine changed its orbit in advance.
The best example of her abilities, annoying other armies of the world, is the fact that X-37B has recently been spotted in orbit. This was done by Ralph Vandeberg, an astronomy amateur from the Netherlands. He decided to use his modified 10-inch telescope for this (see here). A few hours after he published in the global network of information about the location of the vehicle, he changed his orbit and can not be found until now.