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16 hours – 32 minutes after lift-off, the Apogee Motor is fired for 44 seconds to accelerate ATS-3 to further adjust its orbit.
Taken: Feb 24, 2008
A composite of Apollo 8 images reveals Earth's rotation in a sequence of images captured in a relatively short time.
Taken: Feb 9, 2008
A detail from the high resolution image file (which Saint Mark says has been removed from the internet by NASA) in which you can see the Baja peninsula and the west coast of California from a more northerly view than the ATS-3 image.
Taken: Dec 27, 2007
Apollo 10 view of Earth as Africa rotated past. The Apollo trajectory is inclined northwards providing a view ATS 3 could not have provided from its Equatorial Perch.
A Postal Cover envelope postmarked the day after the launch states clearly that ATS-3 was parked "over the Amazon River" which is consistent with the geostationary position of 45 degrees W Longitude.
Taken: Dec 24, 2007
A series of reports titled, "Meteorological Data Catalog for the Applications Technology Satellites" (TRF B09264) is available from the NSSDC and data can be obtained through SDSD.
Taken: Dec 18, 2007
A Side-By-Side Comparison of two images taken July 18, 1969 by two different spacecraft.
Taken: Mar 3, 2008
As stated, a GeoSynchronous Orbit is fixed to Earth's features as it revolves. Its view of Earth moves through night and day in 24 hours. This illustration shows the satellite's view above a plot of its position in orbit.
Taken: Mar 22, 2008
ATS-3 firing its solid propellant Apogee Motor to further trim its orbit, remove the inclination and make its orbit equatorial.
A whole disk Earth Image taken by ATS-3 on July 18, 1969.
During the Apollo 8 mission, more than 140 photographs were taken of Earth from Trans Lunar Space.
For comparison, here again is the satellite track showing ATS-3 at it's current 105.23 degrees W. Clearly this is not the POV of the Apollo image.
Here are other views of Earth from the Apollo 11 photographs. The view centered over the Eastern coast of Africa cannot be explained by Saint Mark's ATS-3 geosynchronous blanket excuse.
Here are the views compared. You could say they are pretty close, but there are significant differences.
Here is another cover that states the same geostationary parking location. ATS-3 launched after the post offices closed, so the postmark was November 6 rather than November 5, 1967.
Here is ATS-3 (or a mock up of one) undergoing some tests. The nozzle of the Apogee Motor is pointing up in this photo.
Hoaxers claim the Apollo 11 telecast view of Earth was a fraud. If, as claimed, this image of Earth was a picture placed in Window #1, where did they get this whole disk image of Earth?
Taken: Feb 25, 2008
How did ATS-3 get to orbit? How maneuverable was it once it got there? How did it capture images?
Taken: Feb 26, 2008
How does the Apollo photographic record compare to ATS-3? Could the images of Earth have been photographed in December '67 for use in July of 1969? Is this resemblence just random luck?
If ATS-3 was used to take images attributed to Apollo 11, where did the rest of the Apollo images of Earth come from? Did ATS-3 take them ALL? That would be nearly 1000 images!!! It would have had time for, perhaps 90 full disk images.
I marked off the approximate map area on Earth and connected features that match.
Taken: Dec 19, 2007
In 1969 there was no geostationary weather satellite capable of capturing a color whole Earth image of The Pacific Ocean like this image taken aboard the command module Columbia by the Apollo 11 astronauts on their way to the moon.
Taken: Mar 9, 2008
In order for ATS-3 to have taken the photographs used to fake views of Earth from the Trans Lunar Trajectory, the satellite would have had to be between 173 and 133 degrees west, longitude. There is no evidence that ATS-3 was ever in this position.
In this Apollo 8 image we see South America, the Atlantic Ocean and West Africa just vanishing across the terminator.
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