Re: Atlas-V NROL-35 inclination?

From: William Thompson via Seesat-l <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:12:29 +0000 (UTC)
The cartoon of the woman--the lower part of her skirt is gray,
beneath that line, and flares out to form ridges and valleys.
Plus, her trident has that magical flame and her eyes glow.
To me, this image suggests two things:

1: This is a radarsat that can detect submarines.

2: The people at the NRO read too many comic books.

If the idea is to detect submerged submarines, especially
SSBNs, then the satellite would probably be destined for
a polar orbit.  (Tracking missile subs might explain the
earth-sky-fire symbols that Marco Langbroek identified.

--Bill Thompson

On Tuesday, December 9, 2014 5:21 PM, Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <> wrote:
Satcom via Seesat-l schreef op 9-12-2014 20:41:
> There is sometimes a clue to the orbit in the patch or poster...but this one has
> me beat !

About the poster symbolism: the three triangles are symbols for sky (upper), 
earth (middle) and fire (lower).

- Marco

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