A rocket tracking unit could be a spacecraft that may be launched into space in the future, according to space agency experts.
“I don’t think this is an alien space probe,” Dr. David M. Fries, who leads NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program, told MTV News on Thursday.
“I think it’s a piece of technology that could be used by anyone, anytime, anywhere in the world.
I think it could be anything from a remote-controlled robot to a satellite.”
According to Fries’ remarks, the device is not intended for humans to use, and that it is capable of tracking objects of interest.
It is unclear what type of space object the tracking unit may be for, but the agency is working on a project to determine if such a device could be an alien probe.
Fries said the device would have sensors that would enable it to detect objects in the sky and would also provide “eyes on the ground.”
“We’ll have the capability to look for any sort of objects on the planet that we can’t see,” he said.
“We have sensors to look in the dark, we have infrared sensors, we’ve got infrared cameras that we use to look into the sky.
We’ve got all of that.
So I think that’s going to be useful.”
It’s not going to require anything that we cannot see. “
So we’ll be able to track the object of interest in the evening sky.
It’s not going to require anything that we cannot see.
We will be able take images and get an estimate of where that object is.”
He continued, saying that the device could help determine the location of other objects and could even “detect aliens.”
“If you were in the field, I think you could see this as a very sophisticated remote-control spacecraft, and if you were on the satellite, you would have to be in the same place,” he told MTV.
“It’s going be a remote control vehicle that can be put into a position where it can track anything in space, and in order to do that, you need an advanced radar detector.”
“And so you can actually get to places that you couldn’t do that without an advanced remote- control vehicle.”
The agency is currently developing technology that would allow the remote-command vehicle to track a wide range of objects.
“You could be able, for example, track a meteoroid and then get a video that shows that meteoroid’s orbit, or you can be able use it to measure the distance of objects in space,” Fries said.
“In that case, you might be able then say, ‘Hey, I want to go up there and see what’s going on.
If we can get a radar image, we know where this is, and I can go and look for that.'”
In addition to the remote control technology, the NASA agency is also working on developing a sensor that can track an object’s path and distance.
“This is an advanced technology that will allow us to do this,” Fried said.
The team is currently working on this technology, which will be developed into a satellite-based technology that “will allow us not only to detect, but also to track, the object in space.”
According in Fries statement, the technology will be used to track asteroids and other objects.