Author Topic: "Trinidad" satellite - still an active programme?  (Read 462 times)

Offline Phillip Clark

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About ten years ago there were reports that Grumman had an agreement with Israel Aircraft Industries to build variants of the TecSAR radar reconnaissance satellite for US launches/applications under the name "Trinidad".

Is the Trinidad programme still on-going, does anyone know please?   Or was it an idea that went nowhere?

I am wondering because the reported target orbit of the new Zuma satellite is a little reminiscent of the TecSAR altitude.   I am not aware of any other launches which could possibly be Trinidad, but then again I don't follow the US reconnaissance programme in much detail.

** Added a few minutes later.   Apparently the NROL-76/USA-276 satellite is in a similar altitude orbit to Zuma.
« Last Edit: 01/08/2018 08:55 PM by Phillip Clark »
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