The US government has collected and is collecting UFO data from its satellites as part of the Defense Support Program (DSP), and is now expanding its network with a "private" but Pentagon-funded SpaceX project.
With the help of reconnaissance satellites, it is possible to check for the presence of objects within 10 days of the observation. It should be noted that since the mid-1960s, the Department of Defense (DoD) has been using LEO satellites to provide the military with Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) and act as a Defense Support Program (DSP). Each DMSP satellite has a 101-minute orbit and provides global coverage twice a day.
North America's Aerospace Defense Command (NORD) was on full alert when it saw this satellite photograph and was first seen at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alabama on October 11, 1978. It remained classified until recently one of employees did not find it and did not publish it, remaining anonymous (the photo was published on March 3, 1986).
A 1978 satellite photograph shows a rectangular aircraft with no wings and 4 contrails, flying at 45,000 feet (14 km) and reaching a speed of Mach 6 or more. The picture was taken about 40 km southwest of Vladivostok, a Pacific port city in Russia.
Experts examined the image and it was confirmed that the photo was taken from a defense meteorological satellite, and the strange object was at an altitude of about 45,000 feet (14 km) and was moving at a speed of 4000-5000 (8000 km / h) miles per hour.
The color photograph was taken from the DMSP satellite negative. It depicted a rectangular object that looked like a "car without wheels".
Description of one of the experts: "Due to the rather sharp outline and dark rectangular area within the image, the UFO looks like a car without wheels when viewed from an angle from above. Behind the object are visible curved white lines, similar to steam plumes formed by the exhaust of aircraft engines. Unknown the object in the photograph was neither a cloud, nor a satellite, nor a meteor, nor an airplane flying near the surface of the Earth."