Tuesday, February 19, 2008

USA 193 Shoot Down Update - 2/19/2007 at 0941 EST

Our good friend John Locker has checked in again this morning with the latest update on the shootdown of USA 193/NROL-21. According to John the third US Navy warship involved in this operation may be the USS Russell (DDG-59) based out of Pearl Harbor.

John and I agree that DoD will probably issue a new NOTAM each day until they have a successful shootdown. John says looking at future satellite predictions for USA 193 we will have a window for a shootdown for at least five days. Below is a graphic courtesy of John for the Thursday shootdown attempt.

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