Message posted by Eagle Scout on October 03, 2014 at 5:18:21 PST:
No. Nobody airbrushed in clouds or generated real ones to not-quite hide this spot from one pass by one satellite. Nobody shot down Columbia. There is no huge underground complex. It's not a runway or a launch pad.
It is lengths of pavement on which vehicles--MRAPs, Humvees, UPS trucks, whatever-- operate during counter-IED RDT&E tests.
It's the Joint Counter-IED Facility (JCIF). Google it.
In Reply to: Re: China Lake posted by gordy on September 29, 2014 at 14:03:11 PST: