RE: Atlas-V NROL-35 inclination?

From: Ted Molczan via Seesat-l <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:15:20 -0500
Regarding launch patches, it is worth remembering that in January 2008, NRO director Scott F. Large issued a memo
warning against including symbolism in patches that could reveal secrets about payloads and missions:

The NROL-49 patch designers seem not to have received the memo, but most of the other recent ones have been pretty
bland. That is not to say that we should not try to interpret them, but we should keep our expectations of learning
anything useful low. Fortunately, they were never essential to our ability to find and track new launches.

Ted Molczan

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