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NRO in the News Archive

March 2023

NRO’s Weiner Discusses Agency’s View On Semiconductor Manufacturing, AI Tech.

By Summer Myatt - March 23, 2023

Continuing Coverage: NRO Awards Its First Commercial Hyperspectral Contracts.

By Michael Sheetz - March 23, 2023

NRO Awards Six Hyperspectral Satellite Imagery Study Contracts.

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - March 22, 2023

Purdy: ULA “On Track” To Launch NRO Mission April 20.

Spaceflight Now
By Stephen Clark - March 22, 2023

ULA Launch Of NRO Payload Set For April 20

WKMG-TV Orlando, FL
By Christie Zizo - March 21, 2023

Continuing Coverage: Space Force Requested $243M For “Long Range Kill Chain” Program

Breaking Defense
By THERESA HITCHENS - March 21, 2023

Space Force Seeks $1.2B For “Long Range Kill Chains” Target Tracking Satellites.

Electronic Specifier
By Courtney Albon - March 20, 2023

Space Tech Expo To Open May 3

Electronic Specifier
By Kiera Sowery - March 14, 2023

The Intercept: Hatchet Speed Kept From Access To Classified Information While Tasked To NRO.

The Intercept
By James Risen - March 13, 2023

Rocket Lab Scrubs Virginia Launch Attempt For Capella.

Spaceflight Now
By Stephen Clark - March 10, 2023

Continuing Coverage: Calvelli Praises NRO’s Move Away From Special Access Programs.

By CHARLES LYONS-BURT - March 9, 2023

Judge Convicts Intelligence Contractor For Actions In Jan. 6 Riot.

The Washington Post
By Spencer S. Hsu - March 7, 2023

NRO Cooperation With Rocket Lab Cited In Argument For US-NZ Free Trade.

The Diplomat
By Nicholas Khoo and Alex Tan - March 7, 2023

Ars Technica: US Military’s NSSL Signals “Gold Rush” For Launch Contracts.

Ars Technica
By ERIC BERGER - March 6, 2023

Buckley SFB Commander Expects Potential “Evolution” Of Base’s Mission.

Air & Space Forces Magazine
By Greg Hadley - March 6, 2023

Pentagon Releases New Guidance On “Responsible Behaviors” In Space.

Space News
By Sandra Erwin - March 3, 2023

We Knew We Were on the Precipice


Space Force FY24 Budget Request Likely To Increase Significantly.

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - February 17, 2023

Pentagon, IC Leaders Discuss Space Acquisition Headwinds.

Air & Space Forces Magazine
By Chris Gordon - February 16, 2023

Scolese Receives Fourth Consecutive Wash100 Award For “Embracing Commercial Innovation, Promoting Industry Collaboration.”

By Summer Myatt - February 15, 2023

Virgin Orbit Says Dislodged Fuel Filter Led to UK Launch Failure

Via Satellite
By Rachel Jewett - February 15, 2023

Tapper Asks If NRO Capabilities Could Have Spotted Chinese Spy Balloon.

CNN’s The Lead
By Jake Tapper - February 10, 2023

Space Force Seeks Input On Proposed “Commercial Space Reserve” Fleet; NRO Mentioned.

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - February 9, 2023

Miller: NRO To Aid Technical Analysis Of Chinese Spy Balloon.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 Video
By CNN Anderson Cooper - February 6, 2023

The Intercept: US Marines Transferred To “Sensitive” Intel Roles After Jan. 6; NRO Mentioned.

The Intercept
By James Risen- February 6, 2023

Maxar CEO Highlights NRO’s EOCL During Senate Testimony.

C-SPAN3 Video
By C-SPAN3 - February 2, 2023

Continuing Coverage: Capella Space Establishes Federal Subsidiary; NRO Mentioned.

By Kirsten Errick- February 1, 2023

Capella Space Creates New Federal Unit, Anticipates Growing NRO Procurement.

Space News
By Sandra Erwin - January 31, 2023

NRO Participated In Combined Space Operations (CSpO) Initiative Principals Board.

By Satnews - January 29, 2023

Continuing Coverage: Pentagon “About 30 Years Behind” NRO In Classification.

Federal News Network
By Alexandra Lohr - January 27, 2023

Capella Space’s NRO Contracts Mentioned.

Cheddar News Video
By host Kristen Scholer - January 26, 2023

Scolese, IC Leaders Among 2023 Wash100 Award Winners.

GovCon Wire
By Summer Myatt - January 25, 2023

Space Command Deputy: Over-classification Hindering Info-sharing With Allies.

Defense News
By Courtney Albon - January 25, 2023

Continuing Coverage: Rocket Lab’s Wallops Launch Could Herald Increased Pentagon Business.

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - January 25, 2023

Pentagon, Intelligence Community Seeing “Unprecedented Levels Of Collaboration” On Space.

GovCon Wire
By Summer Myatt - January 24, 2023

Rocket Lab Launches First US Mission; NRO Mentioned.

By Joey Roulette - January 24, 2023

Orlando Sentinel: NROL-68 Launch Date TBD.

Orlando (FL) Sentinel
By Richard Tribou - January 24, 2023

SDA Renames Satellite Constellation To "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture," But Maintains Focus On Speed.

By Sandra Erwin - January 23, 2023

As ULA’s Vulcan Centaur Arrives In Florida, NRO Missions Await On Launch Manifest.

By Will Robinson-Smith - January 22, 2023

Saltzman Outline Space Force Priorities, Highlights NRO Collaboration.

By Greg Hadley - January 20, 2023

NRO’s Commercial Space Imagery Acquisition Profiled.

By StrategyPage - January 17, 2023

FAA To Jointly Investigate Failed Virgin Orbit Rocket Launch With UK’s SAIA.

by Sarah Young - January 13, 2023

Virgin Orbit: Premature Second Stage Shutdown Caused LauncherOne Failure.

Virgin Orbit via AP
By Pittsburgh Post Gazette - January 12,2023

Rocket Lab Sets Jan. 26 Date For Wallops Electron Launch; NRO Mentioned.

The Delmarva (MD) Daily Times
By Kristian Jaime - January 11, 2023

Britain Pledges To Try Again After Satellite Launch Ends In Failure.

By Paul Sandle - January 10, 2023

NRO Payload Lost As First UK Satellite Launch Fails To Reach Orbit.

By Paul Sandle - January 9, 2023

Spaceport Cornwall Prepared For Inaugural Mission Monday Night; NRO Mentioned.

By Jeff Foust - January 8, 2023

Virgin Orbit May Undertake First UK Launch As Soon As Monday; NRO Mentioned.

By Jeff Foust - January 5, 2023

Popular Science Examines NRO Origins Of NASA’s “Next Powerful Planet-hunting Observatory.”

By Paul M. Sutter - January 2, 2023

Kirk Named Operations Director For NRO’s Vandenberg Base.

By Jane Edwards - December 29, 2022

Continuing Coverage: Edwards Confirmed As NRO Inspector General.

By Jamie Bennet - December 28, 2022

Space Flag 23-1 Exercise Concludes; NRO Mentioned.

Space Daily
By Staff Writers - December 22, 2022

UK Regulator Issues Licenses For Virgin Orbit’s Cornwall Space Launch.

Bloomberg News
By Christopher Jasper - December 21, 2022

Maxar To Be Purchased By Private Equity For $6.4B.

Breaking Defense
By Aaron Mehta - December 16, 2022

Continuing Coverage: NRO Imagery Utilized By Eight Federal Agencies.

Federal News Network
By Peter Musurlian - December 12, 2022

Unclear If NRO Payload Will Be Included In “Record Launch Year.”

Parabolic Arc
By Doug Messier - December 12, 2022

Continuing Coverage: Spaceport Cornwall Satellite Launch Delayed Into New Year.

By Tom Acres - December 9, 2022

Six Nations Meet To Discuss Space Security.

Homeland Security Today
By Homeland Security Today - December 10, 2022

GAO Reviews Contracts For Satellite Imagery.

Homeland Security Today
By Homeland Security Today - December 10, 2022

GAO Report Highlights Federal Use Of NRO, NGA Commercial Imagery Assets.

Defense Daily
By Defense Daily - December 8, 2022

Virgin Orbit Delays UK Launch.

By Jeff Foust - December 8, 2022

Rocket Lab Preparing For First US Launch; NRO Mentioned.

Breaking Defense
By Tim Fish - December 7, 2022

Tentative Date Set For Cornwall Rocket Launch.

Science News
By Patrick Hilsman - December 6, 2022

Breaking Defense: “Process Questions Remain” For Space Force INDOPACOM Unit.

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - November 23, 2022

Space Systems Command Eyes Space-as-a-Service, NRO-like Procurement.

By Sandra Erwin - November 21, 2022

Continuing Coverage: NRO Sustains Clean Audit Result.

DoD News
By Jim Garamone - November 18, 2022

Continuing Coverage: NRO Seeks Commercial Hyperspectral Imaging.

Defense News
By Courtney Albon - November 17, 2022

NRO Issues RFP For Commercial Hyperspectal Imagery.

Breaking Defense
By THERESA HITCHENS - November 16, 2022

Scolese: In-Orbit Data Processing, AI Capabilities Could Be Game Changers.

By Sandra Erwin - November 16, 2022

NRO Among Components With “Clean” Pentagon Audit.

Stars And Stripes
By DOUG G. WARE - November 16, 2022

Insider: NRO, NGA Making “Significant Contributions” To Countering Russia In Ukraine.

By Stavros Atlamazoglou - November 16, 2022

UK Issues First Spaceport License To Cornwall

By Sarah Young - November 16, 2022

Rocket Lab To Launch HawkEye 360 Satellites In Inaugural Virginia Mission.

Breaking Defense
By THERESA HITCHENS - November 14, 2022

UK Prepares For Cornwall Launch.

Advance ADS
By Advance ADS - November 11, 2022

HawkEye 360 Announces First Launch Mission From US Soil.

By Sandra Erwin - November 9, 2022

Continuing Coverage: NRO Plans To Continue Commercial Satellite Agreements.

Aviation Guide
By Aviation Guide - November 9, 2022

Virgin Orbit: UK Launch Licensing “Taking Longer Than Expected.”

By Jeff Foust - November 8, 2022

NRO Plans Hyperspectral Data RFP.

By Anastasia Obis - November 4, 2022

UK Committee Concerned About License Delay For Spaceport Cornwall Launch.

BBC News
By BBC News - November 6, 2022

NRO Plans Hyperspectral Satellite RFP Release This Year.

By Sandra Erwin - November 3, 2022

Time Running Out For Senate To Confirm Administration Pentagon Officials, Including NRO IG.

By CONNOR O’BRIEN - November 3, 2022

Lockheed Martin Invests $100M In Terran Orbital, To Uphold NRO Commitments.

Breaking Defense
By THERESA HITCHENS - Oct. 31/November 1, 2022

The Guardian: UK’s LauncherOne Mission “Poised To Make History.”

The Guardian
By Robin McKie Science Editor - October 30, 2022

Ash Carter’s Advocacy Of Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center Profiled.

Breaking Defense
By SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR - October 28, 2022

Faga Forum To Discuss NRO Requirements, Capabilities.

By SpaceNews - October 28, 2022

Pentagon, IC Reach “Consensus Opinion” On GMTI; NRO Mentioned.

Breaking Defense
By THERESA HITCHENS - October 25, 2022

Prometheus-2 Cubesats Delivered To Spaceport Cornwall.

Geo Connections
By Eric Van Rees - October 24, 2022

Muend To Talk About Challenges Facing Space Operators At Day Two Of Disrupt.

By Lauren Simonds - October 19, 2022

Virgin Orbit’s Launch Capabilities Could Boost NATO “Responsive Launch” Resilience.

By Mike Wall - October 19, 2022

Virgin Orbit Rocket Arrives At Cornwall Spaceport; NRO Mentioned.

BBC News
By Jonathan Amos - October 16, 2022

JWST’s NRO Origins Profiled.

By Dan Vergano - Updated October 14, 2022 | Published July 13, 2022

NASA Extends Planet Labs Climate Satellite Data Contract; NRO Mentioned.

Federal Times
By Federal Times staff - October 14, 2022

Continuing Coverage: Anticipation Builds Ahead Of Inaugural Cornwall Launch.

The Guardian
By Steven Morris - October 12, 2022

Virgin Orbit Space Plane Arrives In Cornwall For UK Launch.

The New York Times
By New York Times - October 11, 2022

SpaceX Successfully Launches Starlink 4-29 Mission; NRO Mentioned.

SpaceFlight Now
By Stephen Clark - October 5, 2022

Virgin Orbit Awaiting Approval For LauncherOne Mission.

By Author - Ootober 6, 2022

Kleos Satellite Cluster Passes Testing; NRO Mentioned.

By Liam McAneny - October 6, 2022

Virgin Orbit Completes Full Rehearsal Of LauncherOne; NRO Mentioned.

Aviation Week
By Aviation Week - October 5, 2022

HawkEye 360 Plans For 60 Satellites In Orbit By 2025; NRO Mentioned.

By Frank Wolfe - October 5, 2022

AFCEA: NRO Adjusting To New Operating Environment.

By KIMBERLY UNDERWOOD - October 4, 2022

WDAY: North Dakota Building Relationships With NRO Through UAS Expo.

By WDAY-TV - October 4, 2022

Spaceport Cornwall Opens Integration Facility.

Aviation Week
By Aviation Week - October 3, 2022

Continuing Coverage: NRO Awards Commercial RF Contracts.

GovCon Wire
By NAOMI COOPER - September 29, 2022

NRO Awards Study Contracts To Six Space RF Data Providers.

By Sandra Erwin - September 28, 2022

Prometheus-2 Rocket Expected To Arrive In UK Within Weeks.

Daily Mail
By Sam Tonkin - September 28, 2022

NROL-91 Mission Launched From Vandenberg Space Launch Complex-6.

Space News
By Brett Tingley - September 26, 2022

ULA’s Delta 4 Heavy Rocket Launches NRO Satellite Into Orbit.

By Sandra Erwin - September 24, 2022

NROL-91 Mission Set To Take Off From Vandenberg Space Force Base On Saturday.

KEYT-TV Santa Barbara, CA
By Jade Martinez-Pogue - September 22, 2022

GAO Urging Pentagon, Intelligence Agencies To Improve Commercial Satellite Imagery Acquisitions.

Washington Times
By Bill Gertz - September 21, 2022

Space Force Completes Analysis Of Alternatives On Future Ground Moving Indication.

Breaking Defense
By THERESA HITCHENS- September 21, 2022

ULA Prepares Delta IV Rocket For NROL-91 Mission Saturday.

Spaceflight Now
By Clark - September 19, 2022

House To Push IC For “More Commercial Imagery Acquisition, Transparency.”

Breaking Defense
By THERESA HITCHENS - September 16, 2022

US IC Seeks Next-Generation Employees To Help Analyze Data Streams.

Federal News Network
By Jory Heckman - September 16, 2022

NRO Prepares For NROL-91 Launch.

Space Policy Online
By Marcia Smith - September 18, 2022

Hicks: Pentagon, IC Considering Compensation If US Commercial Satellites Attacked.

Breaking Defense
By THERESA HITCHENS - September 15, 2022

NROL-91 Mission Will Be Final Delta IV Heavy Launch From Vandenberg.

KEYT-TV Santa Barbara, CA
By Jade Martinez-Pogue - September 15, 2022

Continuing Coverage: NRO Welcomes New Deputy Director.

Intelligence Community News
By Loren Blinde - September 14, 2022

Space Force Nominee Testifies Before Senate; NRO Mentioned.

Breaking Defense
By THERESA HITCHENS - September 13, 2022

Continuing Coverage: NRO Onboards New Deputy Director.

By MeriTalk - September 13, 2022

Gen. Povak Formally Begins Work As NRO Deputy Director, Space Force Element Commander.

By Kacey Roberts - September 12, 2022

NRO Announces Povak As New Deputy Director, Space Element Commander.

By Satnews Author - September 9, 2022

GAO: ODNI, Pentagon Should Define Roles, Responsibilities For Satellite Imagery Acquisition.

By Jane Edwards - September 9, 2022

Continuing Coverage: GAO Recommends Pentagon, DNI Update Commercial Satellite Imagery Guidelines.

Inside Defense
By Shelley K. Mesch - September 8, 2022

US Air Force Cites NRO Collaboration For Shift To Moving-Target Engagement.

Aviation Week
By Brian Everstine - September 9, 2022

DIU Head Departs Amid Questions On Unit’s Future; NRO Mentioned.

Defense News
By Albon - September 8, 2022

GAO Report: US IC, Defense Agencies Need To Streamline Procurement Of Commercial Satellite Imagery; NRO Mentioned.

By Sandra Erwin - September 7, 2022

Vandenberg SFB Sees Busy Launch Schedule In Late Summer, Fall; NRO Mentioned.

The San Luis Obispo (CA) Tribune
By Scully - September 6, 2022

NRO, Space Command Considering Expansion Of Satellite Protection Cooperation.

Breaking Defense
By THERESA HITCHENS - September 1, 2022

NRO to add more commercial imagery providers as it builds a ‘hybrid architecture’

Space News
By Sandra Erwin - August 25, 2022

NRO, NGA expanding commercial industry partnerships with new awards in the works

Federal News Network
By Justin Doubleday - August 25, 2022

State of the space industrial base’ report calls for national plan to compete with China

Space News
By Sandra Erwin - August 24, 2022

STARCOM executes first JNTC-accredited, largest SPACE FLAG exercise ever

Space War
By Staff Writers - August 23, 2022

Satellogic Touts Availability As NRO Saps Competitors’ Capacity

Space Intel Report
By Peter B. De Selding - August 17, 2022

Skyrora Completes Second Stage Static Fire Test Of Rocket

By Aria Alamalhodaei - August 17, 2022

Preparing for Maneuver Warfare in Space – The Next Battleground

By Dean Bellamy - August 17, 2022

US, New Zealand Sign Agreement To Cooperate In Space Sector

The Diplomat
By Geoffrey Miller - August 16, 2022

Director Of Naval Center For Space Technology Discusses Mission

Federal News Network
By Tom Temin - August 16, 2022

Maxar (MAXR) to Develop 14 Spacecraft Platforms for L3Harris

Zacks Equity Research
August 15, 2022

Rocket Lab plans another helicopter catch later this year

By Elizabeth Howell - August 14, 2022

Why a ‘hybrid’ space architecture makes sense for economic and national security

Space News
By Paul Parker - August 14, 2022

SpaceX will launch top secret US spy satellites with the reusable Falcon Heavy rocket now that it's received Space Force approval, report says

By Kate Duffy - Aug 12, 2022

SpaceX Cleared to Loft US Spy Satellites Using Reusable Boosters

By Anthony Capaccio - August 11, 2022

A Russian Spy Satellite Is Stalking a U.S. Military Satellite, And the Pentagon Is NOT Happy

Popular Mechanics
By Tim Newcomb - August 11, 2022

U.S. Army a key customer of BlackSky’s next-generation imaging satellite

Space News
By Sandra Erwin - August 10, 2022

Maxar’s satellite business looks to gain foothold in defense market

Space News
By Sandra Erwin - August 10, 2022

Rocket Lab successfully launches second of two part-Australian NRO Missions

By Gregor Ferguson - August 9, 2022

NRO and Australia DoD launch NROL-199

Intelligence Community News
By Loren Blinde - August 8, 2022

Christopher Scolese: NRO Looks to Expand Commercial Satellite Capabilities

By Naomi Cooper - August 5, 2022

NRO’s spy satellite fleet to become more diverse

Space News
By Sandra Erwin - August 4, 2022

National Reconnaissance Office Looks for More Commercial Services

U.S. Department of Defense
By C. Todd Lopez - August 4, 2022

Rocket Lab launches top secret payload for U.S. spy satellite agency

Space Flight Now
By Stephen Clark - August 4, 2022

NRO and Australia DoD complete second New Zealand Launch this year with NROL-199

By Keith Cowing - August 4, 2022

Rocket Lab launches surveillance satellite for Australian DoD, US NRO

By Oishee Majumdar - August 4, 2022

Rocket Lab Successfully Launches Second of Two Back-to-Back National Reconnaissance Office Missions

Parabolic Arc
By David Bullock - August 4, 2022

JUST IN: NRO, Air Force Boosting Collaboration on Space-Based ISR

National Defense Magazine
By Mikayla Easley - August 4, 2022

US spy agency sends another satellite to space in show of rapid launch capability

C4ISR & Networks
By Irene Loewenson - August 4, 2022

NRO Director touts expanding commercial satellite partnerships

Federal News Network
By Justin Doubleday - August 4, 2022

And we will do that’: NRO, SPACECOM still fleshing out ‘strategies’ during conflict

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - August 4, 2022

NRO, Air and Space Forces jointly investigating how to improve space-based ISR

By Brandi Vincent - August 4, 2022

Rocket Lab launches classified mission for National Reconnaissance Office

Space News
By Sandra Erwin - August 4, 2022

Rocket Lab’s Electron launches NROL-199

NASA Space Flight
By Joseph Navin - August 4, 2022

Rocket Lab stages second NRO launch, nabs US missile defence contract

NZ Herald
By Chris Keall - August 3, 2022

UPDATE 1: NRO’s NROL-199 smallsat launch by Rocket Lab is delayed due to windy conditions

August 2, 2022

NRO, Air Force may co-fund future space-based ISR tech: Kendall

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - August 1, 2022

US and Australia to launch second joint spy satellite from site in New Zealand

The Guardian
By Tory Shepard - August 1, 2022

Live coverage: Rocket Lab launches with NRO payload

Space Flight Now
By Stephen Clark - August 1, 2022

Watch Rocket Lab launch a US spy satellite early Thursday after wind delay

By Mike Wall - August 1, 2022

Biden picks next Space Force chief

By Tara Copp - July 29, 2022

NGA Contributes to State Department-Supported Effort to Document Potential War Crimes, Other Atrocities in Ukraine

Homeland Security Today
July 28, 2022

NRO satellite upgrades delay the second of two back-to-back Rocket Lab launches

Space News
By Sandra Erwin - July 28, 2022

Rocket Lab Readies National Security Launch for National Reconnaissance Office

July 28, 2022

Rocket science: How Space Force acquisition works, with many players and dual hats

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - July 27, 2022

British-built satellite set for first launch from Spaceport Cornwall

Business Live
By Hannah Finch - July 26, 2022

As US shifts space strategy, SAIC seeks to expand role as space systems integrator, traffic manager

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - July 25, 2022

Virgin Orbit branching out: First international commercial rocket launch set for UK

Aerotech News
By Cathy Hansen - July 22, 2022

Air Force, NRO Working On Ground-Moving Target Indication Mission

Aviation Week
By Brian Everstine - July 21, 2022

NRO names 2021 Pioneers of National Reconnaissance

Intelligence Community News
By Loren Blinde - July 21, 2022

SpaceX Plans Month’s Second Starlink Launch from Vandenberg SFB

By Janene Scully - July 20, 2022

Rocket Lab delays US spy satellite launch over software updates

Daiji World
July 20, 2022

NASA selects Falcon Heavy to launch Roman Space Telescope

Space News
By Jeff Foust - July 19, 2022

NRO and Australia DoD launch NROL-162

Intelligence Community News
By Loren Blinde - July 19, 2022

Rocket Lab’s next launch for the NRO postponed for software updates

Spaceflight Now
Stephen Clark - July 18, 2022

US spy satellite launch on Rocket Lab booster delayed

By Elizabeth Howell - July 19, 2022

Pentagon’s National Reconnaissance Office says latest launches demonstrate speed, agility

Defense News
By Zamone Perez - Jul 18, 2022

NRO honors two new Pioneers of National Reconnaissance

Space Ref
By Keith Cowing - July 18, 2022

US-UK special relationship deepens in space

Space News
By Sandra Erwin — July 18, 2022

NRO Honors “Pioneers” Of National Reconnaissance

Defense Daily
By DDN Staff - July 15, 2022

Continuing Coverage: NRO’s NROL-162 Mission Successful

Ars Technica
Eric Burger - July 15, 2022

NRO Issues RFP For RF Space Imagery Providers

Space News
By Sandra Erwin — July 14, 2022

Continuing Coverage: NRO Launches National Security Mission Onboard Electron Rocket

by Naomi Cooper - July 14, 2022 

Rocket Lab Launches First Of Two Classified Missions For NRO

Spaceflight Now
Stephen Clark - July 13, 2022

Continuing Coverage: NRO Launches Payload To “Expand Our Intelligence Advantage”

Defense Daily
By Frank Wolfe - July 13, 2022

Rocket Lab Successfully Launches First of Two Responsive Space Missions for the National Reconnaissance Office

Business Wire
July 13, 2022

With latest Rocket Lab launch, NRO and Australia strengthen allied cooperation

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - July 12, 2022

NRO space missions mark new level of US-Australia cooperation

Space News
By Sandra Erwin - July 12, 2022

Rocket Lab launches US spy satellite to orbit

By Mike Wall - July 12, 2022

US Space Force wants new commercial imagery tool to boost resiliency

By Courtney Albon - July 08, 2022

All about the Virgin Orbit space launch from Cornwall and when it could happen

Business Live
By Hannah Finch - July 08, 2022

Rocket Lab to Launch Responsive Space Missions for National Reconnaissance Office

Business Wire
July 05, 2022

Space Force mulls new acquisition approach for next phase of medium, heavy launches

Defense News
By Courtney Albon - June 29, 2022

New Air Force Space Buyer Aims To Explore Fixed-Price Contracting

Federal Computer Week
by Lauren C. Williams - June 27, 2022

Planet reveals $146 million NRO award and quarterly revenues

Space News
by Debra Werner - June 14, 2022

'A huge lag time': DoD struggles to rush cutting-edge tech to Ukraine

by Lee Hudson and Bryan Bender - June 14, 2022

HASC intel subcommittee pushes Pentagon, IC on ISR gaps, overlaps

Breaking Defense
by Theresa Hitchens - June 09, 2022

Forest Service fiscal year 2023 budget request

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Testimony - June 9, 2022

House armed services panel calls on DoD to buy commercial space technology and data

Space News
by Sandra Erwin - June 8, 2022

Space Force urged to ue single company for managing national security launch integration

By Courtney Albon - Jun 8, 2022

House lawmakers urge spy satellite agency to beef up commercial SAR acquisition

Joint US-UK experimental satellites will launch this summer from Cornwall

Breaking Defense
Theresa Hitchens - June 07, 2022

For Space Force’s monthly ‘reverse industry days,’ space domain awareness next up

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - June 06, 2022

First joint Pentagon-Intel Community space ISR needs assessment nears completion

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - June 03, 2022

Analysts: NRO contracts will have long-term ripple effects on satellite imagery industry

Space News
By Sandra Erwin - June 1, 2022

To appease DoD and IC, ICEYE boosts ‘parallel’ US-only radar-sat constellation

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens on May 31, 2022

CNBC Satellite-imagery firms Maxar, Planet and BlackSky awarded billions of dollars in government contracts

By Michael Sheetz - May 25 2022

BlackSky, Maxar, Planet win 10-year NRO contracts for satellite imagery

By Sandra Erwin - May 25, 2022

Spy agency awards ‘historic’ contracts to commercial satellite firms

Washington Post
By Christian Davenport - May 25, 2022

Military looking for new ways to acquire and use commercial satellite data

Space News
By Sandra Erwin - May 23, 2022

National Reconnaissance Office director on space threats, future tech and climate

Government Matters
May 22, 2022

DoD space acquisition agencies ‘de-conflicted’ 2024 budget requests, a first

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - May 19, 2022

Musk’s SpaceX Vies for Military Satellite Launches as Defense Giants Reset

By Anthony Capaccio - May 17, 2022

NRO and UK MOD to partner for historic launch

Intelligence Community News
By Loren Blinde - May 16, 2022

In a first, NRO and British MoD to make sat launch from UK soil

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - May 10, 2022

Maxar Delays First WorldView Legion to September

Via Satellite
By Rachel Jewett - May 10, 2022

SpaceX moved NROL-85 from the Cape to Vandenberg at no extra cost, in exchange for reusing booster

Space News
By Sandra Erwin - May 6, 2022

SpaceX’s wildly busy year continues with astronaut splashdown

By Jackie Wattles - May 6, 2022

To maximize Ukraine coverage, BlackSky shifted orbits for its newest satellites

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - May 02, 2022

Ukraine War Puts Spy Satellites for Hire in the Spotlight

The Wall Street Journal
By Warren Strobel and Robert Wall - May 1, 2022

NATO considers buying commercial imagery, irking US spy sat agencies: Sources

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - April 29, 2022

Army Futures Command learning from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Defense News
By Nathan Strout - April 29, 2022

Space Force has insatiable demand for geospatial intelligence

Space News
By Debra Werner - April 28, 2022

Government trying to streamline procurement of commercial space data

Space News
By Sandra Erwin - April 27, 2022

After Ukraine success, NRO says electro-optical imagery contracts due this summer

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - April 27, 2022

Opening Up the NRO

By Matt Alderton - April 26, 2022

Planet’s new Pelican remote sensing sats sport sharper eyes, faster revisits

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - April 21, 2022

NRO Awards Rocket Lab Launch Contract for Back-to-Back Missions

Defense Daily
By Annamarie Nyirady - April 21, 2022

Shimmering 'night spiral' captured above Hawaii is actually a dying SpaceX rocket

By Elizabeth Howell - April 19. 2022

ICEYE US wins contract to participate in NRO for commercial radar

Geospatial World
By News Desk - April 19, 2022

SpaceX launches secret National Reconnaissance Office payload

By William Harwood - April 17, 2022

SpaceX moves Vandenberg’s Falcon 9 rocket launch to Saturday morning, residents may hear sonic boom

By Lily Dallow - April 14, 2022

Russian invasion of Ukraine exposes cybersecurity threat to commercial satellites

Space News
By Debra Werner - April 14, 2022

Intelligence official says U.S. government is not micromanaging commercial imagery

Space News
By Sandra Erwin - April 13, 2022

Maxar eager to launch new satellites amid soaring demand for imagery over Ukraine

Space News
By Sandra Erwin - April 11, 2022

SpaceX to launch reconnaissance mission from Vandenberg base next week

By Danielle Haynes - April 8, 2022

U.S. Satellites Spying on Russia’s War Tap Commercial Technology

By Tony Capaccio - April 6, 2022

SpaceX schedules Vandenberg Space Force Base rocket launch for April 15

By John Raoux - April 5, 2022

U.S. Space Force Wants to Avoid GMTI Duplication with Intelligence Community Programs

Breaking Defense
By Frank Wolfe - April 5, 2022

Seeing in the dark: Space Force works, slowly, to improve monitoring of the heavens

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - April 4. 2022

Commercial BlackSky imaging satellites ride with Rocket Lab

Spaceflight Now
By Stephen Clark - April 2, 2022

Government and New Space: Pursuing Faster Teamwork For a Robust Future

Via Satellite
By Anne Wainscott-Sargent - March 29, 2022

SpaceLogistics sees potential defense market for orbital life-extension spacecraft

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - March 24, 2022

SpaceX to launch NRO spy satellite from Vandenberg in April

Lompoc Record
By Lompoc Record Staff - March 23, 2022

Defense Minister Peter Dutton announces US-style Space Force for Australia to counter threats from China and Russia

Daily Mail
By Levi Parsons - March 21, 2022

Vandenberg Space Force Base Commander Predicts Growth for Future

By Janene Scully - March 17, 2022

GAO: State Dept didn’t always communicate with other agencies about evacuation plans during pandemic 

Federal News Network
By Eric White - March 17, 2022

Five key provisions in the just-signed 2022 intelligence authorization bill

Federal News Network
By Justin Doubleday - March 15, 2022

Russian Missiles and Space Debris Could Threaten Satellites

By Khari Johnson - March 15, 2022

The 20 most memorable SpaceX missions from its 1st 20 years in photos

By Mike Wall - March 14, 2022

DoD wants to change how it buys space technology – but can it?

Space News
By Sandra Erwin - March 14, 2022

NRO official examines commercial ISR challenges

Federal Computer Week
By Lauren C. Williams - March 4, 2022

Kendall on How the Air Force Plans to Modernize its Force to Compete With China

Air Force Magazine
By Amy Hudson and Amanda Miller - March 3, 2022

How commercial satellites are shaping the Ukraine conflict

March 3, 2022

Satellite imaging companies increase profile as they track Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Space News
By Sandra Erwin - February 27, 2022

Russian military could target satellites amid Ukraine conflict, NRO chief warns: report

By Mike Wall - February 24, 2022

2024 Space Force budget to show ‘large pivot’ to ‘China fight’

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - February 24, 2022

How the Space Force Is Planning to Use Commercial Satellites

The National Interest
By Peter Suciu - February 19, 2022

SpaceX launches 46 more Starlink internet satellites in 7th flight this year

CBS News
By William Harwood - February 21, 2022

NRO warns satellite operators of possible Russian attacks

Space News
By Sandra Erwin - February 23, 2022

With IARPA, Intel Community joins battle against (tiny) space debris

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - February 23, 2022

Earth science satellites bring intel to the masses

By Andrew Freedman - February 18, 2022

Space acquisition nominee: Satellites must be defended, ‘the economy depends on space’

Space News
By Sandra Erwin - February 17, 2022

US Space Force aims for more resilient architecture by 2026

Defense News
By Courtney Albon - February 17, 2022

Terran Orbital touts military and defense contracts ahead of going public

Space News
By Sandra Erwin - February 17, 2022

Russia could target American space firms to blind Ukraine

Breaking Defense
By Theresa Hitchens - February 15, 2022

Companies ask GSA to address inflation in government contracts

Federal News Network
By Eric White - February 14, 2022

Rocket Lab to launch  "back-to-back" missions from New Zealand

Rocket Lab
By Staff - February 11, 2022

NRO looks to ease companies in the door with tiered cybersecurity requirements

Federal News Network
By Justin Doubleday - February 11, 2022

30th SFS Supports NROL-87 Launch

Vandenberg Space Force Base
By Airman 1st Class Tiarra Sibley - February 10, 2022

Bloomberg nominated to defense advisory board on innovation

By Lolita Baldor - February 9, 2022

NRO Launches NROL-87 Reconnaissance Payload on SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket

By Angeline Leishman - February 3, 2022

Satellite-imagery specialist ICEYE raises $136 million to better monitor catastrophes like floods

By Michael Sheetz - February 3, 2022

SpaceX launches classified spy satellite as rapid-fire launch sequence continues

CBS News
By William Harwood - February 2, 2022

NRO launches first secretive satellite of 2022

By Nathan Strout - February 2, 2022

Report: U.S. military needs a better way to buy commercial satellite imagery

February 2, 2022
Sandra Erwin

SpaceX set to launch top secret spy payload from California

February 1, 2022
Stephen Clark

For national security space, running to stand still: 2021 In Review

December 28, 2021
Theresa Hitchens

Spacing out: Will we allow the privatization of space to eclipse NASA and NRO?

December 23, 2021
Deb Pfaff

'God of aerospace engineering': Hans Mark, former UT chancellor who fled Nazis, dies at 92

December 19, 2021
Michael Barnes

DoD hosts Combined Space Operations Initiative Principals Board

December 15, 2021
U.S. Department of Defense

DoD, IC must better harvest commercial space innovation, officials say

December 15, 2021
Theresa Hitchens

Opinion: Will strong actions follow words in Biden’s space policy?

December 14, 2021
Hannah Dennis and Kaitlyn Johnson

HyspecIQ selects advisers, offering clues to early applications

December 14, 2021
Debra Werner

BlackSky to begin transition to higher-resolution imaging satellites in 2023

December 13, 2021
Sandra Erwin

‘Elevating’ hidden ideas: Inside the Army’s Dragon’s Lair invention contest

December 13, 2021
Andrew Eversden

Newly public Planet aims for NRO contract, software investments

December 8. 2021
Theresa Hitchens

NDAA pumps the brakes on programs to track moving targets

December 7, 2021
Theresa Hitchens

Final defense bill nixes space guard, directs classification review of space programs

December 7, 2021
Sandra Erwin

NRO director: Innovation is the key to America’s advantage in space

December 6, 2021
Chris Scolese

Top Space Force official: China is developing space capabilities at 'twice the rate' of US

December 5, 2021
Kristin Fisher and Sonnet Swire

Imagery Industry Seeking Direct DoD Sales In Wake Of Tiny NRO Bid

October 22, 2021
Theresa Hitchens

Ryan Young, Dr. Susan Durham Deliver Keynote Addresses at Potomac Officers Club’s 7th Annual Intel Summit

October 18, 2021
Summer Myatt

National Reconnaissance Office releases solicitation for commercial space radar imagery

October 12, 2021
Sandra Erwin

Army, NRO Pioneer Direct Sat Imagery Downlink In ‘Scarlet Dragon’

October 11, 2021
Theresa Hitchens

NRO’s Upcoming BAA Will Allow Office to Continuously Assess and Acquire Commercial Capabilities

October 11, 2021
Calvin Biesecker

NGA looks to corral satellite imagery, other data in push for ‘synthetic persistence’

October 11, 2021
Justin Doubleday

NRO establishes licenses and cybersecurity rules for commercial imagery providers

October 08, 2021
Debra Werner

NRO Applies Non-Traditional Sourcing Method for Commercial Imagery, Data Collection Platforms

October 08, 2021
Nichols Martin

NRO’s Upcoming Commercial BAA Will Consist Of Three Stages To Engage With Industry

October 08, 2021
Cal Biesecker

National Reconnaissance Office opens door for more commercial services

October 07, 2021
Nathan Strout

NRO Trims Red Tape For Commercial Imagery Data

October 07, 2021
Theresa Hitchens

NRO begins journey toward commercial data program of record

October 07, 2021
Debra Werner

NRO to tap commercial industry for space-based radar data

October 07, 2021
Sandra Erwin

NRO Set To Release BAA To Rapidly Take Advantage Of Commercial Capabilities

October 07, 2021
Cal Biesecker

New U.S. Spy Satellites Offer North Korea Insight, Official Says

October 07, 2021
Tony Capaccio

New spy satellites can provide data on North Korea and other key areas

October 07, 2021
Tony Capaccio

NGA to increase use of commercial analytic services

October 06, 2021
Sandra Erwin

To Advance GEOINT Research, Intel Community Seeks Help Outside Government

October 06, 2021
Theresa Hitchens

NRO’s strategy to buy satellite imagery shaped by thriving commercial market

October 05, 2021
Sandra Erwin