NROL-79 took off at 12:50 pm Eastern from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on ULA’s 21st mission for the intelligence agency.
Former U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, nominated to be the director of national intelligence, said he was "shocked" to learn India had deployed 104 satellites from a single rocket.
The Atlas 5 401 is scheduled to launch at 12:50 p.m. Eastern March 1 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
The U.S. Air Force awarded Orbital ATK a $29.2 million fixed-price contract to launch a Minotaur 1 rocket on behalf of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) within the next 24 months, the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center announced Dec. 8
The National Reconnaissance Office is set to take over some weather missions from the Air Force after the House of Representatives voted Thursday to give the agency “the acquisition programs necessary to meet the national security requirements for cloud characterization and theater weather imagery."
The head of a key U.S. House oversight committee said he is planning a “major reform” of national security space as part of next year’s defense authorization bill.
One of the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office’s major acquisition programs is at risk of not meeting schedule or performance goals, the director of the agency said Sept. 8.
Two U.S. intelligence agencies - the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office - announced July 15 a new collaboration to help their organizations buy and analyze commercial satellite imagery.
A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket launched June 11 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying a classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.
Friday's briefing starts with United Launch Alliance delaying until Saturday the launch of a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office
A U.S. Senate panel is concerned the National Reconnaissance Office, which builds and operates the country’s spy satellites, is at risk of program mismanagement and cost overruns.
SpaceX is scheduled to launch a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office in March 2017 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, a spokeswoman for the intelligence agency said.
ORLANDO, Florida – The director of the National Reconnaissance Office, which builds and operates the country’s spy satellites, said May 18 that the intelligence agency, known for its gigantic satellites, intends to increase its use of cube…