Yeah that thing is very strange. I've studied up on if for a bit.. It emits a signal. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 6761200
It's said that some ham operators caught its signal and received messages...
It wouldn't matter by now if they would release the info about it or not,
except of the fear it would induce. The thing has been there in orbit for a real long time.
It's been there about 4400 years after the first global catastrophe.
We are wound down to the fifth one upon us now.
The black knight as it is nicknamed is a sensor, collector but mainly a clock / CPU and basically a countdown clock. The signal is the clock sending time data. True doomsday clock, a GLPer doomers wet dream.
The Vril society knew earliest by other means. Other societies knew from recorded literature passed down, and even data from previous civilizations.
Supposed to have records from four previous civilizations. The technology we have now, can read black knights signals and translate.
It is like a cloud server (no pun) has retained info from all previous worlds, even some manually programmed. Skylab was put in orbit to study this thing. Shuttle missions had interfaced with this and repaired it on a couple occasions.
It has importance to humanity to keep its legacy alive. It's about us, our history and how we came to be.
It's real name means Adam.