Spy satellite theory
Following discussion on IRC there is a theory that this all related to spy satellites being used by the USA to monitor Russian activity in the Arctic region.
[08:56] <anonen> ok payload three is a cargo [08:56] <anonen> that goes into orbit, hence trajectory [08:56] <randomguy_> yup [08:57] <anonen> the rest of the message shows that they are expecting re-entry [08:57] <anonen> so it has to be spy satellites http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spy_satellite [08:57] <randomguy_> bit reentry was delayed [08:57] <anonen> because they are sending into orbit and getting objects back [08:57] <anonen> which we know from the NATO message [08:57] <randomguy_> right, but delay re wntry [08:58] <anonen> the sstv are supposed to be from one of the spy satellites [08:58] <randomguy_> spy sats dont re enter they drop capsles [08:58] <anonen> so they are spying on the arctic [08:58] <randomguy_> and they may not even do that any more [08:58] <anonen> and thats how they are seeing the ship movements [08:58] <anonen> read the wiki link [08:58] <randomguy_> with new signals and freq hop [08:59] <anonen> so all the info we are getting is from or about the spy satellites [08:59] <anonen> thats the link [08:59] <anonen> right? [08:59] <anonen> the ship locations, the sstv [08:59] <anonen> the NATO messages [08:59] <abkus> its a legitimate theory [09:00] <randomguy_> perhaps [09:00] <randomguy_> i is yes [09:00] <anonen> i think it holds water logically
Here is the supposed storyline then: US agents have spy satellites to monitor russian ships dumping nuclear waste at the arctic, they have SSTV images, and plot the course of the russian ships. The melting refers to the Russian ships melting down nuclear waste in order to dump it. We can assume that the ships being monitored are Russian because the MIGs which rendezvoused with MELTER3 came from Russian airspace. We can assume that the spy satellites and reports are coming from US agents as all of the information via phone lines has been within USA and in English, except for one message in a form of Arabic.
The NATO messages were thus:
- 1. PAYLOAD THREE TRAJECTORY GOOD READY FOR REENTRY TARGET MELTING COMPLETE
- 2. MELTING OF INCOMPLETE PAYLOAD THREE REENTRY WINDOW IN DELAYED BY NO LESS THAN FIVE DAYS SEA TROOP REQUESTING DROP
- 3. PLEASE INDICATE NATURE OF DELAY LOTS OF QS (QUESTIONS) ASKED
This is a possible scenario: <anonen> the satellite spies on the ship, sees the nuclear melting happen, by the ship called melter, and so they say ok send the satellite back now, but then melting is delayed and incomplete, so dont come back for 5 days.