There's no 100% proof that the 'phantom' satellites in question are in fact American, but I believe that to be a reasonable inference. American reaction has been to deny the existence of the satellites, even though the Graves radar system can detect solar panels on them.
I suppose if the US can publish a catalogue of orbital debris and other nations satellites, and exmpt its' own military ones, it's only fair if France can do the same.
MDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2003 times:
The US and the Russians have known for years exactly when each others satelites will be passing over specific points... and I don't for a second believe that the Russians would shy away from selling that information to interested parties.