Re: Japanese astronomers spot spy satellite

From: John locker (satcom@cybase.co.uk)
Date: Tue Apr 09 2002 - 06:52:09 EDT

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    Hi Rob,
    
    Looks like it is of the Trumpet  type ....
    
    http://www.fas.org/spp/military/program/sigint/trumpet.htm
    
    
    Trumpet isnt however a geostationary bird , so the odds are that it is of
    similar design , but of a different series.....perhaps of the "Prowler " or
    "Intruder" family
    http://www.fas.org/spp/military/program/sigint/prowler.htm
    
    
    John.
    
    
    
    
    > Hi All,
    >
    > Looks like Japanese astronomers inadvertently spotted a large,
    > presumably classified satellite.  I wonder which one?  ;-)
    >
    >
    <http://www12.mainichi.co.jp/news/mdn/search-news/848586/spy20satellite-0-1.
    > html>
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Rob
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