Re: Interesting unid(s)

From: NK (
Date: Fri Apr 05 2002 - 05:03:22 EST

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    > Could somebody please direct me to a link or give information on what is
    > "legally" allowed to be discussed concerning  Classified objects?  I
    > why things are classifed, but I have no idea what these things are.
    On request of several U.S. members of the list, in Sep 2001 the moderator(s)
    banned positional observations of U.S. military satellites (no specific list
    set, assumed were all USA-xxx designated birds) as well as TLEs for these
    satellites. The belief was such postings might be direct help to enemy.
    In my opinion, this decision essentially killed SeeSat-L and what's left is
    a pale shadow of a highly professional forum of the past. And I am writing
    this not because I live in Moscow: just because this is true.
    To the same logic, now we see NASA banning announcing shuttle launch
    times. Why not ban announcing the flight altogether before the shuttle
    lifts off (as my country used to do before 1985)?
    As of unids, war logic requires that 'civilian' unids be explained, and
    questions of 'military' unids be ignored, doesn't it? Will this become the
    next step for SeeSat-L?
    Nevertheless I cannot understand why banning reposting of information
    published elsewhere previously.
    Igor Lissov
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