Tag: News Article

April 17, 2022

NRO successfully reuses SpaceX launch booster for first time with NROL-85 mission

CHANTILLY, Va. — The National Reconnaissance Office successfully launched the NROL-85 mission aboard a reflown SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4E located at Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB) in California today at 6:13 a.m. Pacific Time. Click here to read the entire Press Release

April 7, 2022

Have you heard of the “Blue Cube?"

Throughout its almost 50-year existence, few in the nation knew about the “Blue Cube” located in Sunnyvale, California. The Air Force Satellite Control Facility (AFSCF) was once home to a light blue, cube-shaped building, which was the distinguishing feature of the compound. This building represented the origins of U.S. space operations.In 1958, as

Feb. 15, 2022

SSG guardians provide virtual presentations to students across the east coast

Space Systems Group’s (SSG) Space Force Lt. Col. Christopher Evey and Capt. Sam O’Hair are inspiring a younger generation to become interested in space; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); and possibly becoming future Guardians. Both Guardians are doing this as part of the “STEM to Space” initiative—an initiative that links Space

Jan. 26, 2022

Episode 11: Sitting Down with NROL-87 Mission Manager Emily Stanhouse

One of the coolest jobs at the NRO is being Mission Manager of a launch. In an exclusive interview with #NROL87 Mission Manager Maj. Emily Stanhouse, we take an inside look at the role, the mission, and the hard work it takes to successfully put a payload on orbit.Featured in this podcast: NROL-87 Mission Manager Maj. Emily Stanhouse and NRO Public

Dec. 6, 2021

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

The National Reconnaissance Office has spent six decades developing the best space-based intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance systems in the world. These systems are a critical source of information for policymakers, analysts and the military. They are used to understand the intentions of those who wish to do us harm, as well as to support

Dec. 2, 2021

NRO reaches an unprecedented financial management milestone

For the thirteenth year in a row, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) achieved an unmodified opinion (clean audit) for fiscal year 2021 from independent auditors for its annual financial statements.   Click here to read the entire Press Release

Nov. 16, 2021

NRO releases collection of previously classified documents, increases transparency

CHANTILLY, Va. – The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) today announced the declassification and release of thousands of records in commemoration of the NRO’s 60th anniversary. This historic collection of documents offers unique insights into NRO’s storied legacy in space-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. Click here to read

Nov. 16, 2021

Thank You Veterans

Honoring All Who ServedClick here to watch the YouTube video

Nov. 3, 2021

NRO releases Electro-Optical Commercial Layer RFP

On Nov. 3, NRO released the EOCL RFP. This moves the agency closer to delivering the next generation of commercial imagery to meet the intelligence, defense, and federal civil agency user communities’ mission needs. The NRO’s Commercial Systems Program Office worked with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to gather and finalize user

Nov. 2, 2021

NRO opens unclassified collaboration center

On Thursday, Oct. 28, NRO officially opened the CASTLE—The Center for Advancing Science, Technology, Learning, and Engagements.The CASTLE is a collaboration with NRO’s Advanced Systems and Technology (AS&T) directorate, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and their partnership intermediary, the Virginia Tech Applied Research