is 40nm of distance resonable for SA tracks and wouldnt they be able to identify a rocket on radar within a sector that most likely was closed for traffic because of the launch?
i honestly dont know. it just feels very unlikely to me but obviously facts dont care about feelings lol
The historical narrative on UFOs tells us that most of the most sensational observations, even made by military personnel or professionals, were nothing more than mundane solutions. To hypothesize that it was a rocket is not as absurd as to hypothesize that it was another super Hornet, or a drug plane. I proposed the hypothesis of the Atlas V 551 (five SRB) rocket. I take on all ethical responsibilities. In fact, I analyzed the sequence of events as described by the testimonies. I didn't want to do any graphical or geometric analysis, because I think the data is too approximate, and the margin of error that can significantly change the data only by varying some parameters by 0.1%. I just start by saying that doing the analysis at 30NM determines values that are consistent with an airplane. Doing this at 120NM results in values that are consistent with a rocket or booster. Everything is where an analyst wants to go in the challenge. An AESA radar can easily track objects up to 320NM, basically because the larger the object, the more consistent the return echo remains despite the distance. So too did ATFLIR. It can engage an object at a considerable distance simply because the IR imprint is intense, and the band on which it is set, allows the electromagnetic radiation to cross a large sector of the atmosphere without being completely absorbed. There are no technical foreclosures.
But what makes the difference is precisely the narrative.
Because the testimony speaks of an incident that occurred on the evening of January 20, 2015, off Jacksonville (the launch occured on 2045 EDT, january 20, 2015 from Cape Canaveral AFS, 60NM south of Jacksonville), with the aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt which was probably at anchor off the naval base. And witnesses tell us that the object was 40 miles away from the aircraft carrier. If the fighters intercepted the object upon returning from the mission, then it is plausible that it was south of Jacksonville. But if this is a hypothesis not yet derived from confirmations, it is instead a confirmation that on the SA page there was a larger object and 5 smaller ones. And that these first passed the larger object in a wedge formation, and soon after were joined by the larger object. The pilots were on board an aircraft carrier. Do you think it was necessary to inform them of a space operation in an area that was not involved in their exercises, which took place in a restricted area? Moreover, the operations in the Eastern Range were managed by the U.S. Air Force?
Sure it can be another IFF-free fighter. Or a drug plane that ventured to fl250 300 miles off the coast, probably crossing a military area and a Range where a launch was taking place. Maybe by throwing 5 flares. You will rightly tell me. Perhaps it was the most suitable time to transfer a large package of drugs, because no madman would have had the courage to chase them in such a dangerous airspace ....