RE: NROL-41 search - Sep 21

From: Allen Thomson (
Date: Tue Sep 21 2010 - 18:14:38 UTC

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    > If the NOTAM wasn't valid, then it was was for show rather
    > than serving a genuine safety purpose. In that scenario, USA
    > 215 could have gone anywhere between sun-synchronous and 144
    > degrees inclination with the NOTAM being a red herring
    > (unlikely).
    I would be more than shocked if a knowingly(*) invalid NOTAM were to be issued in other than extreme circumstances. NOTAMs are saftey-of-life stuff, after all.
    (*) Mistakes can, of course, always be made for a variety of non-sinister reasons.
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