Rocket/missle Over Baja Friday Night?

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  1. UTVUGRUSTY

    UTVUGRUSTY Active Member

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    Did anyone see the rocket/missle over Baja on Friday night? We said something to weatherman and he said a couple saw it. I am glad it wasn't just us.
  2. pdailey

    pdailey #billsson

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    I saw it! That was freaky looking
  3. Zambo

    Zambo Well-Known Member

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    Saw it too. WTF? Tried to take a picture of it but it didn't come out.
  4. LazyBoyRacer

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    Yup i saw it too.
  5. 43mod

    43mod Active Member

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    my buddy has a picture.he was standing on the Alfonsinas front steps.i will see if he can post it
  6. fishd00d

    fishd00d What A Joke

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    Sweet our big bottle rocket worked. I was hoping some people would see it.
  7. UTVUGRUSTY

    UTVUGRUSTY Active Member

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    I got a picture of it also. Maybe the cartel has missiles now. We were driving north from LaPaz to Loreto when we crested a hill and saw it shooting accross the sky. I will try and find my photo.
  8. DOG ON

    DOG ON RDC's illegal immigrant

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    Pics or it didnt happend
  9. rayrdz

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    Ok Ok I confess it was us...

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  10. ChromolyKid

    ChromolyKid Well-Known Member

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    Is that a koozie in the sand?? FOUL!
  11. Derek R

    Derek R New Member

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    Ya we saw it too. Due West from Catavina. I tried to get a picture but it was totally out of sight in a matter of seconds..
  12. alloyz

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    maybe it was a scud. We need the Patriot!
  13. Forty1Racing

    Forty1Racing Well-Known Member

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    Blame it on the communists.. :eek:

    Anyone have a picture?
  14. JPBart

    JPBart Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it was the Chinese trying to send a message to Mexico that they better pay up on their huge national debt loans or else.....lol
  15. UTVUGRUSTY

    UTVUGRUSTY Active Member

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    The picture I have just looks black. It was gone by the time I could pull over and get the camera out. It may show up on the Go Pro we were running on the chase truck. I have to watch the file. The weatherman had people radio him about it also. It looked really cool leaving a long white trail of stuff falling towards the ground.
  16. RocketMan

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    11/18/2010 - LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The launch of a Minotaur IV rocket as the twenty-sixth dedicated small launch vehicle mission named STP-S26 for the Department of Defense's Space Test Program is scheduled for liftoff at 4:24 p.m., AST, Nov. 19 from Kodiak Launch Complex, LP1 in Kodiak, Alaska.

    A team of Air Force, NASA, contractor, and Alaska Aerospace Corporation representatives are preparing for STP's most complex mission in over 20 years. This mission will advance the state-of-the-art of space technologies which will enhance military operational capability and further our scientific knowledge across the DoD.

    The S26 mission is directed by the Department of Defense Space Test Program and implements a number of capabilities aimed at enabling responsive space access for small experimental satellites and payloads.

    S26 has seven distinct firsts. These include: The first flight of the STP Standard Interface Vehicle; the first use of Multi-Mission Satellite Operations Center, Ground System Architecture; the first flight of the Minotaur IV Multi-payload Adapter; first use of the Hydrazine Auxiliary Propulsion System to assist the Minotaur IV in obtaining a dual orbit; the first Minotaur IV cubesat deployment; the first cubesat deployed from a free flying EELV Secondary Payload Adapter satellite and the first launch of a Minotaur IV rocket from the Kodiak Launch Complex.

    This mission is also a significant milestone for STP because it includes the 500th DoD Space Experiment Review Board experiment flown. The DoD Space Experiment Review Board sets annual payload priorities for the STP to manifest and launch. The S26 mission includes multiple research and development satellites carrying 11 SERB and 16 total experiments.

    The SMC Space Development and Test Directorate, located at Kirtland Air Force Base, NM, has a wide spectrum of responsibilities for this mission. It is rarely seen where a single organization is so multi-hatted on a single mission. SDTD's responsibilities include satellite acquisition and payload integration, launch vehicle procurement, range services procurement, ground system development, and on-orbit ops. They will also be providing leadership, oversight, and resource support.


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  17. RocketMan

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  18. teamgreen

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    So, this jus' leaves the launch west of Catalina a week earlier that looked a helluva lot like an SLBM.

    I'm jus' sayin'...
  19. 01_el_tiburon

    01_el_tiburon Bait Fish

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    More likely the US natoinal debt, your about to start eating chop suey for breakfast !!
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  20. 4x4nutz

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