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.

Sept. 3, 2020

USSPACECOM commander visits NRO

National Reconnaissance Office leadership welcomed the new commander of U.S. Space Command for a tour and mission briefs at Aerospace Data Facility – East on Sept. 2.

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.