President Biden has nominated the deputy director of the NRO Maj. Gen. Michael Guetlein for promotion to lieutenant general and assignment as commander of the U.S. Space Force Space Systems Command.
A Northrop Grumman Minotaur 1 launched three National Reconnaissance Office payloads on June 15 at 9:35 a.m. Eastern from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
The National Reconnaissance Office entrusts the U.S. Space Force to launch most of its spy satellites but also use other types of commercial contracts.
United Launch Alliance launched NROL-82 on a Delta 4 Heavy rocket April 26 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
The National Reconnaissance Office wants to better understand the capabilities of commercial satellite radar imagery providers.
The NGA and NRO are stepping up research to better understand the emerging commercial geospatial intelligence market.
A Falcon 9 carrying the NROL-108 mission lifted off at Dec. 19 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern from Space Launch Complex 39 at Kennedy Space Center.
Hawkeye 360 is delivering radio frequency data and analytics to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency as part of a pilot program to evaluate the value of the information for intelligence activities.
A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket on Dec. 10 at 8:09 p.m. Eastern launched NROL-44 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
A National Reconnaissance Office satellite flew to orbit Nov. 13 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket.
Planet and BlackSky imagery will be added to NGA's unclassified system that delivers geospatial data to government agencies.
A new “national initiative” wants to promote the development of satellite servicing and in-space assembly technologies among U.S. government agencies that have differing views on the value of such capabilities.
ULA statement: “Initial indications were with a ground system, and we are working to confirm the exact cause."
The hot fire abort of NROL-44 happened three seconds before the Delta 4 Heavy was to lift off.
NROL-44 is the first of the final five missions to be flown by Delta 4 Heavy between now and 2024