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Mystery uat/UFO?

Anyone have an explanation for distant or high altitude UAT reports like this?

HDR:
MDB Type: 0
Address: AA1F18 (reserved (7))
SV:
NIC: 15
Latitude: +12.6578
Longitude: -136.3754
Altitude: 60075 ft (geometric)
N/S velocity: 980 kt
E/W velocity: -393 kt
Track: 338
Speed: 1055 kt
Vertical rate: 16320 ft/min (from geometric altitude)
UTC coupling: no
TIS-B site ID: 0

HDR:
MDB Type: 15
Address: E0673D (reserved (6))

HDR:
MDB Type: 0
Address: AA1F18 (reserved (7))
SV:
NIC: 15
Latitude: +12.6578
Longitude: -136.3754
Altitude: 60075 ft (geometric)
N/S velocity: 980 kt
E/W velocity: -393 kt
Track: 338
Speed: 1055 kt
Vertical rate: 16320 ft/min (from geometric altitude)
UTC coupling: no
TIS-B site ID: 0

HDR:
MDB Type: 15
Address: E0673D (reserved (6))

FR24 finds tail N751PU from ICAO AA1F18 Google Maps plots the lat/lon in North Pacific 3645 mi from current location


Most likely some kind of spurious signal, or a spacebound UAT?

The Aliens started to use UAT on their UFO’s? :space_invader:

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Sure looks like junk data.

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It’s a TIS-B so if I understand correctly It is forwarded by an FAA ground station from other source. Usually ADS-B. So it has probably been garbled.

N751PU is reserved for “TRUSTEES OF PURDUE UNIVERSITY”

It’s not TIS-B and the messages indicate a reserved address type i.e. it’s not an ICAO address.

It’s garbage data.