Re: SeeSat and Kosovo

Kevin Fetter (
Wed, 31 Mar 1999 09:28:16 -0500

At 03:37 PM 3/31/99 +0100, you wrote:
>Hi everybody!
>Wouldn't it be a good idea to stop publishing observation
>of classified NATO reconnaissance satellites for some time?
>We should assume that yugoslav military makes good use any
>source of information about these satellites for their purpose.

They yugoslav military might use the information on what spy satellite's
are visible, and then hide certain object's so the us doesn't know about
them. Is orbital elements for usa military satellite's the only elements
not released by norad, are there certain other country's military
satellite's for which they don't supply elements for, because they are part
of nato. Since the russian military must be traking us military
satellite's, to bad they don't have a 
site where they could supply orbital elements for these satellite's. I
don't think the usa would be happy about russia releasing elements for the
us military satellite's, but I don't see a problem, since the usa releases
elements for russian military satellite's. Last time I checked the usa
doesn't own space, so what gives them, the right to try and hide the
satellite's, by not releasing elements for them. India has there own space
program and there own satellite's such as IRS-1D , and since india is
tracking this satellite, they could easily track low earth orbit
satellite's such as lacrosse, and then hide certain things from the usa,
remember the nuclear bomb incident. So it makes no sense to not release
elements for us military satellite's. Are am I wrong.