The NRO awarded study contracts to commercial RF providers Aurora Insight, HawkEye 360, Kleos Space, PredaSAR, Spire Global and Umbra Lab.
ULA launched a classified National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite on a Delta 4 Heavy rocket September 24 at 3:25 p.m. Pacific from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
After completing the NROL-91 mission, ULA will start vacating SLC-6 and consolidate operations at SLC-3
U.S. defense and intelligence agencies are not taking advantage of available commercial imagery due to slow and cumbersome procurement methods, said a GAO report.
The National Reconnaissance Office expects to select next month multiple providers of radio-frequency data collected by commercial satellites.
Once-in-a-generation advances in commercial technology will fundamentally strengthen the U.S. economic and security posture in space
A Rocket Lab Electron rocket launched a National Reconnaissance Office mission Aug. 4 at 1:00 a.m. Eastern. The NROL-199 mission lifted off from the company’s Launch Complex-1 at Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand.
Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck: All the talk about responsive launch often ignores the reality that if satellites aren’t ready on time, they can’t take advantage of rapid launch capabilities
The National Reconnaissance Office has released a request for proposals from commercial providers of space-based radio frequency (RF) imagery.
Two Rocket Lab launches for the National Reconnaissance Office carry classified spy satellites that the U.S. intelligence agency developed jointly with the Australian government.
Planet revealed the value of its largest contract to date, a two-year $146 million award from the National Reconnaissance Office to provide imagery over two years, during the company’s June 14 earnings call.
The contracts recently awarded by the National Reconnaissance Office to BlackSky, Maxar Technologies and Planet Labs will likely reshape the imagery market, says a new report from Quilty Analytics.
The National Reconnaissance Office announced May 25 it awarded BlackSky, Maxar Technologies and Planet Labs 10-year contracts to provide satellite imagery for U.S. intelligence, defense and federal civil agencies.
The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office and the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense will launch a joint mission this summer on Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket.
The NRO and SpaceX worked out a deal to move NROL-85 to the West Coast at no extra cost to the government and in exchange the NRO agreed to fly the mission on a reused first stage
The National Reconnaissance Office has issued contracts to satisfy immediate needs for commercial satellite data, while drafting requirements to bring commercial capabilities into an integrated architecture that includes classified U.S. government systems.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a U.S. National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite into orbit April 17 from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California
The director of the National Reconnaissance Office, Christopher Scolese, warned that Russia’s military could target satellites in space to disrupt communications and GPS services.
Terran Orbital executives told investors the company is heavily weighted toward government work and expects significant revenues from defense and intelligence contracts