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    Question Can anyone identify this facility

    Was exploring White Sands Missile Range on Google Earth the other day and saw this facility. Can anyone identify it? (Waiting for upload approval)
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    Let's see them when the site allows it. I was never at White Sands so I probably won't know what I'm looking at.
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    If it is on the installation, I will not recommend posting that information due to OPSEC reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWO Sharkey View Post
    If it is on the installation, I will not recommend posting that information due to OPSEC reasons.
    It is on the installation and clearly visible to anyone with Google Earth software, so it's hardly secret. I think if you double click the file it will finally show up.
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    I have no idea what that is, Keith. A long tube, lol?
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    I'm thinking some kind of wind tunnel or engine test stand. Note what looks like propane tanks at mid-point adjacent what appear to be coils around the tube. Coolant perhaps?

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    I suppose anything is possible. I wouldn't want to begin to guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Glenn View Post
    I suppose anything is possible. I wouldn't want to begin to guess.
    Well, it's located 2 miles SSW of the GEODSS facility that tracks space debris, so I decided what the hell and wrote the US Air Force Space Command at Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs and asked them what the heck it is, since it's right next door to their facility. Either they'll answer me, ignore me, or a bunch of guys in dark suits will show up in my office tomorrow.

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    If I don't hear from you I'll know what happened. Probably some secret mental institution, lol.
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