News

Feb. 10, 2021

NRO Celebrates Black History Month

The NRO is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting some of our people who go above and beyond to drive diversity and inclusion initiatives, champion equal opportunity, and lead by example at NRO.

Jan. 29, 2021

NRO 2020 Year in Review

In 2020, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) saw opportunity in the face of adversity. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, NRO’s systems maintained 100 percent of their capabilities throughout 2020, thanks to the incredible efforts of our people and partners. We launched six missions from two countries, enhanced our ground capabilities with

An interview with NRO's director of CSNR Jan. 7, 2021

Connecting the past to the future

History was always one of my favorite subjects in school, so I was delighted to have the opportunity to interview Dr. James Outzen, Director of the Center for the Study of National Reconnaissance (CSNR) as part of NRO’s efforts to celebrate its 60th anniversary.

Dec. 19, 2020

NRO launches second dedicated mission with SpaceX

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) successfully launched its NROL-108 mission aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. EST on Dec. 19, 2020. The mission carried a classified national security payload designed, built, and operated by the NRO in support of its overhead reconnaissance

Dec. 11, 2020

NRO delivers advanced reconnaissance capabilities with fifth launch of 2020

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) successfully launched its NROL-44 mission aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS), Florida, at 6:15 p.m. EST on Dec. 10, 2020.

Nov. 23, 2020

NRO releases new Commercial Radar RFI

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) seeks industry input via a Request for Information (RFI) to gain a greater understanding of current and future capabilities of commercial radar providers. This RFI will support market research as well as modeling and simulation.

Nov. 13 2020 Nov. 13, 2020

NRO launches national security payload from Cape Canaveral

NRO launched its NROL-101 mission on Nov. 13, 2020 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

Oct. 8, 2020

Si se puede (Yes you can)

During National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM), I chatted with Ledia Rivera, the Principal Deputy of the Communications System Directorate (COMM) and senior champion for the NRO Hispanic Advisory Network (NHAN) and Jessenia Merced-Gonzalez, COMM’s Chief of Staff and Chair of the NHAN.

DENVER, Col. Oct. 2, 2020

Secretary of the Air Force visits the NRO in Colorado

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett, visited the Aerospace Data Facility Colorado (ADF-C), September 23, 2020 learning firsthand how the collaborative mission stays mission-ready through the capabilities of airmen and assets at the ADF-C.

Sept. 3, 2020

NRO Airmen transfer to U.S. Space Force

Approximately 20 Airmen assigned to the National Reconnaissance Office officially transitioned from the U.S. Air Force to the U.S. Space Force during a ceremony at Fort Belvoir Sept. 2.