LEO sat - Low Earth Orbit satellite. That makes sense. I had assumed it came from the ground, but if the SDI Star Wars program, or some version of it, did in fact come to fruition, there's no telling how much fun and games they've been having with it in the past 20+ years.LQB said:Yeah, I've seen that - pretty impressive. The object looks like it is mimicking a LEO sat until it high tails it in a direction roughly perpendicular to the "beam" shot. The shot could also have come from a LEO sat.Kniall said:Yep, although I've always wondered about this video:LQB said:In the case of SW, the misdirection would be the development of weapons that look up, while the real development was for weapons that look down.
It's footage supposedly taken from US Space Shuttle STS-48 on an excursion in 1991. You see what appears to be a flash of light followed by a streak (of light?) coming up from below, aimed at a UFO which makes a sharp turn to get out of the way!