"Serco supported the AFSCN communications support squadron in partnering with military and government contractors to supervise an Air Force Satellite Control Network test effort at Oakhanger, United Kingdom. Their innovative test procedures and creative solutions provided a viable implementation plan designed to improve communications capability .. The team's outstanding support and will bring new capabilities and enhanced services to our critical warfighting mission."- Maj Gen Dale W. Meyerrose,
Air Force Space Command Director of Communications and Information
McConnell believes that Serco's Gary Butcher and Bob Coulling began developing the former RAF Oakhanger facility as a telemetry bypass of Her Majesty's Government ('HMG') in the 1994-1997 period when Nicholas Soames was UK Minister of Defense and the outsourcer then passed the facility over to Airbus in 2003 in an apparently-treasonous Private Finance Initiative.
McConnell also claims that Serco operatives used the Airbus Oakhanger Telemetry & Command Station and the Air Force Satellite Control Network to impute premature "feathering" commands into SpaceShipTwo with intent to kill both the pilot and co-pilot and then blame their deaths on Virgin CEO Sir Richard Branson with a wag-the-dog script about exploding rocket engines.
McConnell invites Virgin CEO Sir Richard Branson to a briefing on the world's largest air traffic controller Serco and its alleged use of the Airbus Oakhanger telemetry facility to bypass licenses to kill lawfully issued by Her Majesty's Government, destroy SpaceShipTwo over the Mojave desert and camouflage the feathered Virgin murder of co-pilot Michael Asbury.
McConnell also invites Sir Richard to conduct a private investigation of Gary Butcher, the Serco Telemetry and Command Station Manager at RAF Oakhanger, and the 32-year veteran Serco manager Bob Coulling and all of the tradecraft skills they would need to conceal the feathered Virgin murder, especially Coulling's experience in electronic warfare, tagging, asset recovery and paedophile image analysis for MOD, GCHQ, CESG, Police, Home Office, Serious Organised Crime Agency, Ministry of Justice and Customs and Revenue and Immigration Service.
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"SpaceShipTwo 'Feather' Tail System Deployed Prematurely: NTSB
BY M. ALEX JOHNSON
NTSB: Device deployed early in Virgin Galactic crash
SpaceShipTwo's unique tail section, which can "feather" at an angle to help the Virgin Galactic spacecraft make a safe descent, unfurled as it was ascending during the flight that ended in a fatal breakup Friday and without being ordered to do so, federal investigators said Sunday night.
The "feathering" mechanism isn't supposed to be unlocked until the spacecraft reaches 1.4 times the speed of sound, Christopher Hart, the NTSB's acting chairman, said at a news conference. But on the flight that crashed Friday, one of the pilots moved the mechanism's lock-unlock lever into the unlocked position earlier, at just slightly above Mach 1, Hart said.
The feathering procedure is supposed to require two separate steps to engage: First, the pilots must unlock the feather mechanism; then they must move a separate feather handle into position.
SpaceShipTwo's feather mechanism began moving almost immediately — even though neither pilot took that second step, Hart said. That would have increased the plane's atmospheric drag at just the wrong moment.
"Two seconds later, we saw disintegration," Hart said. Almost immediately, telemetry and video data "terminated," he said.
A long-range telescopic photo from May 2011 shows the SpaceShipTwo rocket plane with its wings in the bent, "feathered" position. The orientation of the wings is supposed to help keep the plane in a stable position during its descent through the atmosphere. The term "feathered" is used because the configuration is reminiscent of a badminton shuttlecock with feathers.
Co-pilot Michael Alsbury was killed as a result of the in-flight breakup. The rocket plane's pilot, Pete Siebold, parachuted to the ground, suffered injuries and is now hospitalized. Friends of Alsbury have established a memorial fund.
Hart offered no explanations for why the tail mechanism moved prematurely, but the information disclosed Sunday is likely to shift the focus of the investigation from the plane's hybrid rocket motor to its feathering mechanism.
Hart said the motor and the fuel tanks survived intact, which will help the investigation significantly. Still, Hart said that "there's much more that we don't know" and that "we are a long way from finding the cause." He emphasized that he was only reporting facts that had been gathered to date and not any conclusions as to the accident's cause."
By Robert Mendick, Edward Malnick and Rob Crilly in New York
9:29PM GMT 01 Nov 2014 Sir Richard Branson's space tourism company Virgin Galactic has been accused of ignoring a series of warnings that its $500 million rocket was unsafe for flight.
A number of senior aerospace engineers repeatedly voiced fears over the design of Sir Richard's SpaceShipTwo and the safety protocols surrounding its testing.
The Telegraph has seen emails and other documents in the public domain — dating back several years, and as recently as last year — in which the engineers warned of the dangers of Virgin Galactic's rocket engine system.
It also emerged on Saturday that three senior Virgin Galactic executives — the vice-president in charge of propulsion, the vice-president in charge of safety, and the chief aerodynamics engineer — had all quit the company in recent months.
The Virgin Galactic spacecraft, which was scheduled to begin passenger flights early next year, blew up in the sky above the Mojave Desert in California during a test flight on Friday.