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July 15, 2020

NRO launches first dedicated launch from Wallops Island

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) successfully launched its first dedicated mission from NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, at 09:46 a.m. EDT on July 15, 2020.

June 16, 2020

NRO releases RFI on draft End User License Agreement construct

On Thursday, June 11, 2020, the NRO released an unclassified Request for Information(RFI) on a draft End User License Agreement construct designed to ensure maximum shareablility of commercial imagery across a diverse user community.

June 15, 2020

NRO launches second mission of 2020 with Rocket Lab

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) successfully launched its second mission of 2020 aboard a Rocket Lab Electron rocket from Launch Complex-1, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand, at 1:12 a.m. EDT on June 13, 2020.

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.