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List of NRO satellites

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NRO_satellites

This is a list of classified satellites operated by the United States National Reconnaissance Office.

NRO L designations

Launch
Designation
Launch Name Satellite
Designation
Launch
Date/Time (GMT)
Launch Site Rocket Orbit Project Function Status Patch Remarks
L-1 Nemesis[1] USA-179[1] 2004-08-31, 23:17[2] CCAFS LC-36A[2] Atlas IIAS[2] Molniya SDS-3[1] Communications[2] Active
L-2 USA-129 1996-12-20 VAFB SLC-4E Titan IV LEO Improved Crystal Optical imaging
L-4 Oscar USA-136 1997-11-08 CCAFS LC-41 Titan IV Molniya Trumpet ELINT Active
L-5 Capricorn[1] USA-137[1] 1998-01-29, 18:37 CCAFS LC-36A Atlas IIA Molniya SDS-3[1] Communications Active
L-6 Elwood 1998-08-12 CCAFS LC-41 Titan IV/Centaur GSO (planned) Mercury ELINT Failed: 1998-08-12 Rocket exploded seconds after launch due to guidance problem
L-10 Great Bear[1] USA-155[1] 2000-12-06, 02:47[2] CCAFS LC-36A[2] Atlas IIAS[2] GSO[2] SDS-3[1] Communications[2] Active
L-12 Aquila[1] USA-162[1] 2001-10-11, 02:32[2] CCAFS LC-36B[2] Atlas IIAS[2] GSO[2] SDS-3[1] Communications Active
L-13 Gemini[1] USA-160[1] 2001-09-08, 15:25 VAFB SLC-3E[2] Atlas IIAS[2] LEO[2] NOSS-3[1] Naval reconnaissance[2] Active 2 satellites[2]
L-14 USA-161 2001-10-05 VAFB SLC-4E Titan IVB LEO Improved Crystal Optical reconnaissance Active
L-15 TBD NET 2010 CCAFS LC-37B Delta IV Heavy Awaiting launch
L-16 Prometheus 2005-04 CCAFS LC-40 Titan IVB LEO Lacrosse Radar imaging Active
L-17 GeoLITE[1] USA-158[1] 2001-05-18, 17:45[3] CCAFS LC-17B[3] Delta II 7925-9.5[3] GSO[3] GeoLITE[1] Technology demonstration[3] Active
L-18 Libra[1] USA-173[1] 2003-12-02, 10:04[2] VAFB SLC-3E[2] Atlas IIAS[2] LEO[2] NOSS-3[1] Naval reconnaissance[2] Active 2 satellites[2]
L-19 2003 CCAFS LC-40 Titan IVB/Centaur GSO Advanced Orion ELINT Active
L-20 2005-10 VAFB SLC-4E Titan IVB LEO Improved Crystal Optical imaging Active
L-21 USA-193[1] 2006-12-14, 21:00[3] VAFB SLC-2W[3] Delta II 7920-10[3] LEO[3] Unknown Unknown Failed Failed immediately after launch. Destroyed by ASAT on 2008-02-21.
L-22 USA-184[1] 2006-06-27, 03:30 VAFB SLC-6 Delta IVM+(4,2) Molniya Trumpet-2[1] ELINT Active
L-23 Canis Minor[1] USA-181[1] 2005-02-03, 07:41 CCAFS LC-36B Atlas IIIB LEO NOSS-3[1] Naval reconnaissance Active 2 satellites
L-24 Scorpius[1] USA-198[1] 2007-12-10, 22:05 CCAFS LC-41 Atlas V 401 Molniya SDS-3[1] Communications Active
L-25 Altair NET 2011 VAFB SLC-6 Delta IVM+(4,2) LEO NOSS-3 Naval intellegence Awaiting launch
L-26 USA-202 2009-01-18, 02:47 CCAFS LC-37B Delta IV Heavy GSO Advanced Orion ELINT Active
L-27 NET 2010 CCAFS LC-37B Delta IVM+(4,2) Awaiting launch
L-28 USA-200 2008-03-13, 10:02 VAFB SLC-3E Atlas V 411 Molniya Trumpet-2 ELINT Active
L-29 VAFB SLC-3E Atlas V Awaiting launch
L-30 Pyxis[1] USA-194[1] 2007-06-15, 15:11 CCAFS LC-41 Atlas V 401[1] LEO NOSS-3[1] Naval reconnaissance Active 2 satellites
Premature 2nd stage cutoff during launch. Lifetime reduced by need to correct orbit



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