Writing In Chad “Drone” Image – A Link to NASA Clementine 1 Moon Mission?

Original digital image submitted by Chad of dragonfly-shaped aerial "drone" that shows symbols and writing on the long, segmented appendage as object flew over Chad in the general Bakersfield region. Image dated May 6, 2007, and © by Chad.
Original digital image submitted by Chad of dragonfly-shaped aerial “drone” that shows symbols and writing on the long, segmented appendage as object flew over Chad in the general Bakersfield region. Image dated May 6, 2007, and © by Chad.

June 18, 2007  Albuquerque, New Mexico – On Sunday evening, June 17, I received an email from George Pettit, a truck driver based in Shermansdale, Pennsylvania. He uses Earthfiles.com and listens to Coast to Coast AM Radio. So George was aware of the ongoing and evolving dragonfly-shaped drone story. He was studying the Chad photographs at Earthfiles:

https://www.earthfiles.com/news.php?ID=1247&category=Environment

George decided to rotate 180 degrees the lettering on the long tail to see if he could figure it out more clearly. He decided that in the middle section of the segmented tail, he could make out   +x yx7+

Chad's close-up of dragonfly "drone" lettering on long tail section, rotated 180 degrees in Photoshop so that the center panel reads  +x yx7+. Chad wrote that his images were taken on May 6, 2007, in the general Bakersfield region.
Chad’s close-up of dragonfly “drone” lettering on long tail section, rotated 180 degrees in Photoshop so that the center panel reads  +x yx7+. Chad wrote that his images were taken on May 6, 2007, in the general Bakersfield region.

George then typed   +x yx7+   into Google. He was so stunned by what came up that he sent me this email:

“Date: June 17, 2007
To: [email protected]

I looked at pic number 5 (in Earthfiles sequence of Chad photos, 5 has writing on tail section) and rotated it 180 degrees, and then googled the ” +x yx7+ ” writing on the craft. You must leave a space between x and y. This is the first thing comes up!

PDS_VERSION_ID = PDS3 /*** FILE FORMAT ***/ RECORD_TYPE …
M p 3 ð 2 ¿ { ¢ / ˜ o ï ‘ ¡ ® ‘ Þ ’ 3 u Z t µ é V y Ä § O ó f 1 ¾ o j x Ž _ ¸ o 9 Ý $ Ü … R ·8Æõ yX7+ Û½1hÐ(è¤íÿ몲?8ê»w9ëAHó&@Üo€v ”æ0Ë“Œ ¶zæœ,`Žeê ý… …
starbase.jpl.nasa.gov/…/clem1-l_e_y-a_b_u_h_l_n-2-edr-v1.0/ cl_0060/lun262/lhxxxxxx/lhxxxxxd/lhd0437d.262 – 22k – Cached – Similar pages

Notice the starbase.jpl.nasa.gov in the URL above.

Thank You
George Pettit”

I followed George Pettit’s directions and the URL took me to the information below about Deep Space Program Science Experiment, Clementine 1, Lunar Mapping by Naval Research Laboratory.

Clementine 1 spacecraft that mapped the lunar surface in 1994. Illustration courtesy NASA.
Clementine 1 spacecraft that mapped the lunar surface in 1994. Illustration courtesy NASA.

Editor’s Note:  Clementine 1 launched on January 25, 1994, from Vandenberg AFB, California, as a joint Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) / NASA effort to test lightweight sensors and electronics for military and civilian uses. (Proposed Clementine asteroid research spacecraft was cancelled in 1997.)

www.astronautix.com writes about Clementine 1: “Lunar insertion was achieved on February 21, 1994. Lunar mapping took place over approximately two months, in two parts. The first part consisted of a 5 hour elliptical polar orbit with a perilune of about 400 km at 28 degrees S latitude. After one month of mapping the orbit was rotated to a perilune of 29 degrees N latitude, where it remained for one more month. This allowed global imaging as well as altimetry coverage from 60 degrees S to 60 degrees N. After leaving lunar orbit, a malfunction in one of the on-board computers on May 7, 1994, at 14:39 UTC (9:39 AM EST) caused a thruster to fire until it had used up all of its fuel, leaving the spacecraft spinning at about 80 RPM with no spin control. This made the planned continuation of the mission, a flyby of the near-Earth asteroid Geographos, impossible. The spacecraft remained in geocentric orbit and continued testing the spacecraft components until the end of mission.”]

+x yx7+   Googles To:

PDS_VERSION_ID = PDS3
/*** FILE FORMAT ***/
RECORD_TYPE = UNDEFINED
/*** POINTERS TO START BYTE OFFSET OF OBJECTS IN FILE ***/
^IMAGE_HISTOGRAM = 4783 <BYTES>
^BROWSE_IMAGE = 5807 <BYTES>
^IMAGE = 7535 <BYTES>
/*** GENERAL DATA DESCRIPTION PARAMETERS ***/
MISSION_NAME = “DEEP SPACE PROGRAM SCIENCE EXPERIMENT”
SPACECRAFT_NAME = “CLEMENTINE 1”
DATA_SET_ID = “CLEM1-L/E/Y-A/B/U/H/L/N-2-EDR-V1.0”
PRODUCT_ID = “LHD0437D.262”
ORIGINAL_PRODUCT_ID = “LHD30071.262”
PRODUCER_INSTITUTION_NAME = “NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY”
PRODUCT_TYPE = EDR
EDR_SOFTWARE_NAME = “NRL-ACT-MGRAB V1.2”
MISSION_PHASE_NAME = “LUNAR MAPPING”
DATA_QUALITY_ID = “N/A”
TARGET_NAME = “MOON”
REVOLUTION_NUMBER = 262
FRAME_SEQUENCE_NUMBER = 0437
/*** TIME PARAMETERS ***/
START_TIME = 1994-04-15T16:01:30.411Z
STOP_TIME = “N/A”
UNCORRECTED_START_TIME = 1994-04-15T16:01:30.414Z
SPACECRAFT_CLOCK_START_COUNT = “N/A”
SPACECRAFT_CLOCK_STOP_COUNT = “N/A”
PRODUCT_CREATION_TIME = 1994-11-29T17:41:38
/*** CAMERA RELATED PARAMETERS ***/
INSTRUMENT_NAME = “LIDAR HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGER”
INSTRUMENT_ID = “HIRES”
FILTER_NAME = “D”
CENTER_FILTER_WAVELENGTH = 750 <nm>
BANDWIDTH = 50 <nm>
GAIN_MODE_ID = “4”
MCP_GAIN_MODE_ID = “154”
OFFSET_MODE_ID = “5”
EXPOSURE_DURATION = 1.0670 <ms>
LENS_TEMPERATURE = “N/A”
FOCAL_PLANE_TEMPERATURE = 271.973 <K>
CRYOCOOLER_TEMPERATURE = “N/A”
CRYOCOOLER_DURATION = “N/A”
/*** J2000 (ALSO CALLED EME2000) IS THE INERTIAL REFERENCE SYSTEM ***/
/*** USED TO SPECIFY OBSERVATIONAL GEOMETRY. LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE ***/
/*** COORDINATES OF TARGET ARE PLANETOCENTRIC. GEOMETRIC PARAMETERS ***/
/*** ARE BASED ON BEST AVAILABLE DATA AT TIME OF PRODUCT CREATION. ***/
/*** REFER TO CLEMENTINE SPICE DATA BASE FOR THE MOST CURRENT ***/
/*** OBSERVATIONAL GEOMETRY DATA. ***/
/*** LINE-OF-SITE ON CELESTIAL SPHERE: Angles in <deg> ***/
RIGHT_ASCENSION = 214.96 <deg>
DECLINATION = 46.94 <deg>
TWIST_ANGLE = 233.85 <deg>
RETICLE_POINT_RA = ( 214.95, 214.61, 214.96, 215.31)
RETICLE_POINT_DECLINATION = ( 47.19, 46.87, 46.69, 47.02)
/*** OBSERVATIONAL SEQUENCE INFORMATION ***/
SEQUENCE_TABLE_ID = “EEQ_12”
/*** TARGET PARAMETERS: Position <km>, Velocity <km/s> ***/
SC_TARGET_POSITION_VECTOR = ( -1585.0, -1106.5, 2063.3)
SC_TARGET_VELOCITY_VECTOR = ( -0.8386, 0.3820, -1.0878)
TARGET_CENTER_DISTANCE = 2827.4 <km>
/*** TARGET WITHIN SENSOR FOV: Angles in <deg> ***/
SLANT_DISTANCE = 1090.0 <km>
CENTER_LATITUDE = -54.38 <deg>
CENTER_LONGITUDE = 104.05 <deg>
HORIZONTAL_PIXEL_SCALE = 0.020 <km>
VERTICAL_PIXEL_SCALE = 0.020 <km>
SMEAR_MAGNITUDE = 0.06 <pixels>
SMEAR_AZIMUTH = 342.00 <deg>
NORTH_AZIMUTH = 180.96 <deg>
RETICLE_POINT_LATITUDE = ( -54.25, -54.50, -54.50, -54.25)
RETICLE_POINT_LONGITUDE = ( 104.21, 104.21, 103.88, 103.89)
/*** SPACECRAFT POSITION WITH RESPECT TO CENTRAL BODY ***/
SUB_SPACECRAFT_LATITUDE = -54.43 <deg>
SUB_SPACECRAFT_LONGITUDE = 104.02 <deg>
SPACECRAFT_ALTITUDE = 1090.0 <km>
SUB_SPACECRAFT_AZIMUTH = 343.03 <deg>
/*** SPACECRAFT LOCATION: Position <km>, Velocity <km/s> ***/
SPACECRAFT_SOLAR_DISTANCE = 149852302.7
SC_SUN_POSITION_VECTOR = (-135346244.7, -59006072.6, -25600587.0)
SC_SUN_VELOCITY_VECTOR = ( 12.2524,-24.9328, -9.6445)
/*** VIEWING AND LIGHTING GEOMETRY (SUN ON TARGET) ***/
SOLAR_DISTANCE = 149853818.6 <km>
SUB_SOLAR_AZIMUTH = 157.17 <deg>
SUB_SOLAR_LATITUDE = 0.79 <deg>
SUB_SOLAR_LONGITUDE = 123.90 <deg>
INCIDENCE_ANGLE = 57.55 <deg>
PHASE_ANGLE = 57.68 <deg>
EMISSION_ANGLE = 0.13 <deg>
LOCAL_HOUR_ANGLE = 161.36 <deg>
/*** LIGHTING GEOMETRY FROM SECONDARY SOURCE ***/
LIGHT_SOURCE_NAME = “EARTH”
LIGHT_SOURCE_DISTANCE = 401316.9 <km>
SUB_LIGHT_SOURCE_AZIMUTH = 285.69 <deg>
SUB_LIGHT_SOURCE_LATITUDE = 2.52 <deg>
SUB_LIGHT_SOURCE_LONGITUDE = 354.51 <deg>
LIGHT_SOURCE_INCIDENCE_ANGLE = 103.55 <deg>
LIGHT_SOURCE_PHASE_ANGLE = 103.48 <deg>
/*** DESCRIPTION OF OBJECTS CONTAINED IN THE FILE ***/
OBJECT = IMAGE_HISTOGRAM
ITEMS = 256
DATA_TYPE = LSB_INTEGER
ITEM_BYTES = 4
END_OBJECT
OBJECT = BROWSE_IMAGE
LINES = 36
LINE_SAMPLES = 48
SAMPLING_FACTOR = 8
SAMPLE_TYPE = UNSIGNED_INTEGER
SAMPLE_BITS = 8
END_OBJECT
OBJECT = IMAGE
ENCODING_TYPE = “CLEM-JPEG-0″
ENCODING_COMPRESSION_RATIO = 8.11
LINES = 288
LINE_SAMPLES = 384
SAMPLE_TYPE = UNSIGNED_INTEGER
SAMPLE_BITS = 8
MAXIMUM = 197
MINIMUM = 0
MEAN = 98.361
STANDARD_DEVIATION = 21.432
CHECKSUM = 1697681
END_OBJECT
END”

Starbase.jpl.nasa.gov

Then when you Google  Starbase.jpl.nasa.gov

you are taken to a long Index of Clementine files.

At: http://starbase.jpl.nasa.gov/clem1-l-h-5-dim-mosaic-v1.0/cl_6004/hxxx0405/browse/

there are images of the moon. Is there a connection between the dragonfly “drones” and the 1994 Clementine 1 or other lunar missions?

Return to:  06/17/2007 — More Big Basin, California, Bizarre “Drone” Images

Return to:  06/15/2007 – Part 1: Northridge, California, Aerial “Drone” Eyewitness On the Record
Return to:  06/15/2007 – Part 2: Star Wars Physicist Edward Teller, Outer Space Menace And Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPVs)

Return to:  06/08/07 More Drone Photos and Other Eyewitnesses

Return to:  05/30/07 Birmingham-Type “Drone” Seen At Barksdale AFB, La., in Mid-1980s.

Return to:  05/28/07 Letters About Unidentified “Drone” Aerial Objects.

Return to:  05/21/07 Odd Aerial “Drone” Photographed Over Capitola, California.

Return to:  Updated  05/21/07 Previous Odd Aerial “Drone?” Earthfiles.

Return to:  05/16/07 Engineer Comments About Odd Aerial “Drone?” Earthfiles.


More Information:

If viewers have seen/photographed/videotaped similar aerial drones, please email [email protected]

For further information about other unusual aerial craft, please see Earthfiles Archive, such as the brief excerpt of reports below:

  • 11/05/2007 — CIA Origin of National Enquirer?
  • 16/03/2007 — Tenth Anniversary, March 1997 Phoenix Lights: What Was 2-Mile-Long Triangular Craft?
  • 13/03/2007 — Part 4: Mysterious Events At 2005 Tawsmead Copse “Insectogram” Crop Formation
  • 09/03/2007 — Zones of Fear and Diamond-Shaped Aerial Light
  • 04/03/2007 — Part 2: Mysterious Events At 2005 Tawsmead Copse “Insectogram” Crop Formation
  • 18/02/2007 — Part 4: Tappen, North Dakota, High Strangeness Provokes Many Emails from Viewers and Listeners
  • 14/02/2007 — Part 3: Tappen, North Dakota, High Strangeness Provokes Many Emails from Viewers and Listeners
  • 12/02/2007 — Part 2: Tappen, North Dakota, High Strangeness Provokes Many Emails from Viewers and Listeners
  • 11/02/2007 — Part 1: Tappen, North Dakota, High Strangeness Provokes Many Emails from Viewers and Listeners
  • 10/02/2007 — Part 12: Inside Saucer Post …3-0 Blue
  • 07/02/2007 — Part 11: Inside Saucer Post …3-0 Blue
  • 02/02/2007 — Blue Metallic “Blimp” Seen Over O’Hare Airport
  • 30/01/2007 — Part 10: Inside Saucer Post …3-0 Blue
  • 16/01/2007 — Part 9: Inside Saucer Post …3-0 Blue
  • 02/01/2007 — Grey Aerial Disk Reported by Chicago O’Hare United Airlines Pilots and Mechanics
  • 31/12/2006 — Part 8: Inside Saucer Post …3-0 Blue
  • 27/12/2006 — Part 7: Inside Saucer Post …3-0 Blue
  • 18/12/2006 — Part 6: Inside Saucer Post …3-0 Blue
  • 11/12/2006 — Part 5: Inside Saucer Post …3-0 Blue
  • 06/12/2006 — Part 4: Inside Saucer Post …3-0 Blue
  • 29/11/2006 — Part 3: Inside Saucer Post …3-0 Blue
  • 28/11/2006 — Part 2: Inside Saucer Post …3-0 Blue
  • 27/11/2006 — Inside Saucer Post …3-0 Blue © 1957 by Leonard H. Stringfield
  • 03/11/2006 — Another UFO Retaliation to Radar Lock On – 2003
  • 28/10/2006 — Close UFO Encounter by USAF Eyewitnesses
  • 26/10/2006 — Norwegian Crashed Disc and Other High Strangeness
  • 19/10/2006 — UFO Retaliation to U. S. Army Radar Lock On in Florida, 1967
  • 13/04/2006 — High Strangeness In Skies Near White Sands Missile Range
  • 12/04/2006 — Part 18 – Peculiar Phenomenon: Early United States Efforts to Collect and Analyze Flying Discs
  • 11/04/2006 — Part 17 – Peculiar Phenomenon: Early United States Efforts to Collect and Analyze Flying Discs
  • 05/04/2006 — Part 16 – Peculiar Phenomenon: Early United States Efforts to Collect and Analyze Flying Discs
  • 03/04/2006 — Genetic Harvest in Cimarron, New Mexico?
  • 05/02/2006 — Mysterious Dark Helicopters Over Comal County, Texas
  • 29/01/2006 — Part 10 – Peculiar Phenomenon: Early United States Efforts to Collect and Analyze Flying Discs
  • 27/01/2006 — Part 2: Navy Physicist and USAF Geophysicist Discuss UFOs and ETs
  • 20/01/2006 — Part 1: Navy Physicist and USAF Geophysicist Discuss UFOs and ETs
  • 17/01/2006 — Part 9 – Peculiar Phenomenon: Early United States Efforts to Collect and Analyze Flying Discs
  • 13/01/2006 — 31st Cattle Mutilation on Red Bluff, California Ranch
  • 09/01/2006 — Part 8 – Peculiar Phenomenon: Early United States Efforts to Collect and Analyze Flying Discs
  • 03/01/2006 — Part 7 – Peculiar Phenomenon: Early United States Efforts to Collect and Analyze Flying Discs
  • 31/12/2005 — Part 6 – Peculiar Phenomenon: Early United States Efforts to Collect and Analyze Flying Discs
  • 27/12/2005 — Part 5 – Peculiar Phenomenon: Early United States Efforts to Collect and Analyze Flying Discs
  • 24/12/2005 — Part 3 – Peculiar Phenomenon: Early United States Efforts to Collect and Analyze Flying Discs
  • 24/12/2005 — Part 4 – Peculiar Phenomenon: Early United States Efforts to Collect and Analyze Flying Discs
  • 21/12/2005 — Updated: Part 2 – Peculiar Phenomenon, Early United States Efforts to Collect and Analyze Flying Discs
  • 19/12/2005 — Part 1 – Peculiar Phenomenon: Early United States Efforts to Collect and Analyze Flying Discs
  • 21/09/2005 — Silent, Unidentified Aerial Triangle Entered Thunderstorm Over Fairborn, Ohio
  • 17/04/2005 — 1949 Aerial Disc Covered-Up By Project Blue Book As “Kite”
  • 14/04/2005 — “Battle of Los Angeles” On February 25, 1942: When America’s 37th Coast Artillery Brigade Fired Off 1,430 Anti-Aircraft Shells At A UFO

Websites:

Lawrence Livermore Lab:  http://www.llnl.gov/llnl/history/edward_teller.html

NASA Drones:  http://uav.wff.nasa.gov/relatedlinks.cfm

Ion Propulsion, NASA:  http://nmp.nasa.gov/ds1/tech/ionpropfaq.html

High Power Electric Propulsion Program (HiPEP): http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/ion/present/hipep.htm

Majestic 12 Documents:  http://www.majesticdocuments.com

Coast to Coast AM Website:  http://www.coasttocoastam.com

UFO Casebook:  http://www.ufocasebook.com/strangecraftlaketahoe.html


© 1998 - 2018 by Linda Moulton Howe.
All Rights Reserved.