It looks that this picture is showing what appears to be the recently released (public)
2003 - X-47A unmanned fighter drone (Pegasus) or similar X-version of it,
sitting just off the main runway entrance at Michael's AAF in the West Desert of Utah.
The lack of detail on the black, non reflective, stealth 'skin' of the craft in this black & white 1998' satellite photo, cannot positively show if its an unmanned version or if it is indeed a X-47A craft.
Note: photo insert:of the newly released X-47A is strikingly similar in shape to the one found in the terraserver photo.
As I do not know the approx. size / dimensions of the new X-47A, it might be another version or prototype with a similar shape or design. It does look to be quite large compared to the cars in the parking lot.
(my guess: 45' to 50' feet in length & 30' to 40' feet in width.) the large size would suggest its possibly a manned version?
(Insert is an X-47A unmanned - pic from Popular Mechanics mag.)
I'm told, the runway today is quite different than what's shown in this 1998' photo, as are several others farther west at Dugway, updated to accommodate larger exotic black project craft like The 'Wing' and the next generation 'military space vehicles' , like the X-33A or 'Aurora craft'
The Michael AAF runway doesn't show up on the Topo USA 4.0 program I have, but several other airstrips farther west into the testing grounds do appear on the program. One shows a runway near the western Dugway border running in a northwest -southeast direction being 2.2 miles long.
UUFOH sent this interesting photo to Richard Boylan for his opinion:
12/21/2003 Re: X-47A? in 1998?
It certainly is not a US plane in the "open" inventory.
Such poor resolution does not permit me to estimate if it is manned or unmanned, nor to distinguish it from X-47A, X-33a, or other craft which "doesn't exist".
It does not look like a Predator drone.
Richard Boylan, Ph.D.
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Photo: Michael's AAF from above
BLACK PROJECTS: MICHAEL AAF, UTAH
Is this a 2003, X-47A at Michael AAF, DUGWAY, UTAH
FOUND IN A 1998 terraserver-usa.com SATELITE PHOTO
Michael A.A.F. Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah
a Top Secret US Military Testing Ground ?
THE NEW AREA 51 IN UTAH? By: Dave Rosenfeld
X-47A at Michael AAF, DUGWAY, UTAH in 1998?
According to Time Magazine, in an article called "100 years of powered flight" the first time the X-47A unmanned drone flew was in a California test range, spring of 2003.
Photo: This picture is an actual satellite photo downloaded from the (terraserver-usa.com) website, of Michaels AAF, Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah it says from 1998 - showing the business end of the runway at 1 meter resolution. ( left Insert : is an X-47A unmanned - pic from Popular Mechanics mag.- right insert is a cropped close up of the subject 'unknown' military craft or 'UMO')
Here's the photo link> Michael AAF, Utah
Google image shows "shadow image" of craft in color version as of 2008
was it altered?
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I did find the site that you found the picture of the craft on the tarmac at Michael. It is likely the Aurora, which does have anit-gravitic capabilities, as was witnessed by an associate during at NASA reviewed launch from McClellan AFB on Feb 10, 1995 at 2210 (according to my logs).
This is a very big plane, which a wingspan of over 200 feet.
The underground part of Dugway strongly confirms what we have been saying about that place.
I suspect that more and more of the Groom mission will be moved over there,
or more appropriately the old S-4 mission (which had more underground than above)