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Feb. 20, 2020

NRO’s Gambit-1 Goes Home to Rochester

Visitors to the Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC) in Rochester, New York, can now view a piece of NRO and Rochester history—the optical system of NRO’s Gambit-1 (KH-7) satellite is now on long-term loan to RMSC’s Strasenburgh Planetarium. Rochester’s Eastman Kodak Company designed and manufactured Gambit-1’s then-classified optical system, enabling imagery with a resolution of two to three feet, ground-breaking technology in the 1960s.

Jan. 31, 2020

NROL-151 launches first dedicated mission from New Zealand

A National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) payload was successfully launched aboard a Rocket Lab Electron rocket from Launch Complex-1, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand, at 3:56 p.m. NZDT on Jan. 31, 2020.

Jan. 29, 2020

Courage creating a culture of change

Former FBI agent Michael Quentin Williams spoke to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) workforce at NRO headquarters on Jan. 16 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jan. 29, 2020

NRO Honors Two Pioneers of National Reconnaissance

The National Reconnaissance Office honored Edward C. Mahen, Jr. and Carol A. Staubach as Pioneers of National Reconnaissance during a special heritage event at NRO Westfields on Jan. 15.

Dec. 11, 2019

NRO awards two commercial integration study contracts

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) announced today the award of two data integration study contracts, one to Capella Space, for commercial synthetic aperture radar (SAR), and the other to Hawkeye 360, for commercial radio frequency (RF) remote sensing.

Nov. 26, 2019

NRO receives IC team award for outstanding service

The National Reconnaissance Office’s Distributed Common Ground System –Intelligence Community (DCGS-IC) Team was presented the Advancement of Capabilities to Discover and Access Information Award at the second annual National Intelligence Professional Awards for Information Sharing and Safeguarding, Friday, Nov. 1, at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Nov. 14, 2019

NRO Achieves Eleven Years of “Clean” Financial Audits

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) received its eleventh consecutive unmodified (clean) audit of its annual financial statements, an accomplishment unequaled in the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Nov. 2, 2019

NRO launches two IMPACT small satellites as rideshare on NG-12

Two National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) research and development CubeSats were successfully launched via rideshare aboard an Antares rocket as part of the Northrop Grumman-12 (NG-12) Cygnus cargo resupply mission from NASA Wallops Space Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, Nov. 2, 2019.

Oct. 28, 2019

First Latina Black Hawk helicopter pilot carries message of strength through diversity, equality

Chantilly, Va. (Oct. 10, 2019) - The first Latina Black Hawk helicopter pilot spoke to the National Reconnaissance Office at their headquarters here Wednesday and her message was as clear as it was simple: dignity and respect bring about strength and success.

Oct. 18, 2019

National Disability Employment Awareness Month at NRO

Helen Keller, American author, political activist, lecturer and first deaf-blind woman to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree, once said “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight, but no vision.” Millions of disabled people have been on the receiving end of the lack of societal vision for many years until the passage of legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act which provided access and support within the working world and the everyday things in life we all take for granted.