List of NRO Launches

This is a list of NRO Launch (NROL) designations, used to identify classified satellites operated by the United States National Reconnaissance Office.

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Launch
Designation
Launch Name Satellite
Designation
Launch
Date/Time (GMT)
Launch Site Rocket Orbit Project Function Status Patch Remarks
L-1 Nemesis USA-179 2004-08-31, 23:17 CCAFS SLC-36A Atlas IIAS Molniya SDS-3 Communications Active
L-2 USA-129 1996-12-20 VAFB SLC-4E Titan IV LEO KH-11 Optical imaging
L-3 USA-133 1997-10-24 VAFB SLC-4E Titan IV LEO Lacrosse ELINT Active
L-4 Oscar USA-136 1997-11-08 CCAFS LC-41 Titan IV Molniya Trumpet ELINT Active
L-5 Capricorn USA-137 1998-01-29, 18:37 CCAFS SLC-36A Atlas IIA Molniya SDS-3 Communications Active
L-6 Jack USA-139 1998-05-09 CCAFS SLC-40 Titan IV/Centaur GSO Mentor ELINT
L-7 Elwood N/A 1998-08-12 CCAFS SLC-41 Titan IV/Centaur GSO (planned) Mercury ELINT Failed: 1998-08-12 "On a Mission from DoD" Rocket self-destructed 40 seconds into launch due to guidance problem
L-8 None 1998-10-03 VAFB LC-576E Taurus 1110 LEO STEX Technology ATEX experiment jettisoned on 1999-01-16 and catalogued as USA-141
L-9 USA-144 1999-05-22, 09:36 VAFB SLC-4E Titan IV-B EIS Optical imaging First Titan IV-B launch from VAFB
L-10 Great Bear USA-155 2000-12-06, 02:47 CCAFS SLC-36A Atlas IIAS GSO SDS-3 Communications Active
L-11 USA-152 2000-08-17, 23:45 VAFB SLC-4E Titan IVB LEO Lacrosse Radar imaging Active
L-12 Aquila USA-162 2001-10-11, 02:32 CCAFS SLC-36B Atlas IIAS GSO SDS-3 Communications Active
L-13 Gemini USA-160 2001-09-08, 15:25 VAFB SLC-3E Atlas IIAS LEO NOSS-3 Naval reconnaissance Active 2 satellites
L-14 USA-161 2001-10-05 VAFB SLC-4E Titan IVB LEO KH-11 Optical reconnaissance Active
L-15 USA-237 2012-06-29 CCAFS SLC-37B Delta IV Heavy (first RS-68A upgrade) GSO Mentor* ELINT Active * - or follow-on
L-16 Prometheus USA-182 2005-04-30, 00:50 CCAFS SLC-40 Titan IVB LEO Lacrosse Radar imaging Active
L-17 GeoLITE USA-158 2001-05-18, 17:45 CCAFS SLC-17B Delta II 7925-9.5 GSO GeoLITE Technology demonstration Active
L-18 Libra USA-173 2003-12-02, 10:04 VAFB SLC-3E Atlas IIAS LEO NOSS-3 Naval reconnaissance Active 2 satellites
L-19 Homer USA-171 2003-09-09, 04:29 CCAFS SLC-40 Titan IVB/Centaur GSO Mentor ELINT Active
L-20 USA-186 2005-10-19, 18:04. VAFB SLC-4E Titan IVB LEO KH-11 Optical imaging Active
L-21 USA-193 2006-12-14, 21:00 VAFB SLC-2W Delta II 7920-10 LEO Unknown Unknown Failed Failed immediately after launch. Destroyed by ASAT on 2008-02-21.
L-22 USA-184 2006-06-27, 03:30 VAFB SLC-6 Delta IVM+(4,2) Molniya Improved Trumpet ELINT Active
L-23 Canis Minor USA-181 2005-02-03, 07:41 CCAFS SLC-36B Atlas IIIB LEO NOSS-3 Naval reconnaissance Active 2 satellites
L-24 Scorpius USA-198 2007-12-10, 22:05 CCAFS SLC-41 Atlas V 401 Molniya SDS-3 Communications Active
L-25 Altair USA-234 2012-04-03. 23:12:57.278 VAFB SLC-6 Delta IVM+(5,2) Retrograde LEO FIA-R Radar imaging Active
L-26 USA-202 2009-01-18, 02:47 CCAFS SLC-37B Delta IV Heavy GSO Mentor ELINT Active
L-27 Gryphon USA-227 2011-03-11, 23:38 CCAFS SLC-37B Delta IVM+(4,2) GSO SDS-3 Communications Active
L-28 USA-200 2008-03-13, 10:02 VAFB SLC-3E Atlas V 411 Molniya Improved Trumpet ELINT Active
L-29 VAFB SLC-3E Atlas V 521 Cancelled
L-30 Pyxis USA-194 2007-06-15, 15:11 CCAFS SLC-41 Atlas V 401 LEO NOSS-3 Naval reconnaissance Active 2 satellites
Premature 2nd stage cutoff during launch. Lifetime reduced by need to correct orbit
L-32 USA-223 2010-11-21, 22:58 CCAFS SLC-37B Delta IV Heavy GSO Mentor ELINT Operational
L-33 TBD NET 2014 CCAFS SLC-41 Atlas V 401 Awaiting launch
L-34 Odin USA-229 2011-04-15 VAFB SLC-3E Atlas V 411 LEO NOSS-3 Naval SIGINT Operational Two satellites
L-35 TBD NET 2013 VAFB SLC-3E Atlas V 531 Awaiting launch
L-36 USA-238 2012-09-13 VAFB SLC-3E Atlas V 401 Launched

L-37 TBD NET 2015 Delta IV Heavy Awaiting launch
L-38 Drake USA-236 2012-06-20, 12:28 CCAFS SLC-41 Atlas V 401 Launched
L-39 TBD NET 2013 VAFB SLC-3E Atlas V 501 Awaiting launch
L-41 Gladys USA-215 2010-09-21 04:03:30 VAFB SLC-3E Atlas V 501 LEO (retrograde) 1058 x 1072 km FIA-R Radar imaging Operational
L-45 TBD NET 2012 VAFB SLC-3E Atlas V 501 Awaiting launch
L-49 Betty USA-224 2011-01-20 21:10 VAFB SLC-6 Delta IV Heavy LEO 239 x 1005 km KH-12 Optical imaging Operational
L-55 TBD NET 2014 VAFB SLC-3E Atlas V 401 Awaiting launch
L-65 NET 2013 VAFB SLC-6 Delta IV Heavy LEO KH-11 Optical imaging Awaiting Launch
L-66 USA-225 2011-02-06
12:26
VAFB SLC-8 Minotaur I LEO RPP Technology Operational
L-67 TBD NET 2014 CCAFS SLC-41 Atlas V 541 Awaiting launch

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