Patch Re: NROL-76 launch

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 14:38:43 +0200
Op 1-5-2017 om 14:09 schreef Allen Thomson via Seesat-l:
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>> Based on the quoted report below, I now believe that the payload may be an imagery intelligence satellite built by Ball
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> That's certainly consistent with the mission patch at 
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> http://www.space.com/36668-spy-satellite-orbit-spacex-launch-license.html
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> To speculate further on the patch, the guy with a gun behind the guy with a telescope might suggest a tactical role.


I have been wondering about the brown raptor bird (Golden Eagle?) in the top
part of the patch.

A brown raptor bird also appeared in the top part of the USA 193 launch patch:

 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=116648047531&l=169616826b

Golden Eagles apparently are also known as "War Eagles"

- Marco


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