Discoverer 1
Discoverer 1 was the first of a series of satellites which were part of the Corona reconnaissance satellite program. It was launched on a Thor-Agena rocket on February 28, 1959 at 1:49 PST from Vande...
Trumpet (satellite)
TRUMPET (also known as JEROBOAM), called Advanced Jumpseat by some observers, is reportedly a series of ELINT reconnaissance satellites launched by the United States during the 1990s to replace the Ju...
Discoverer 9
Discoverer 9 was an American military reconnaissance satellite, launched in 1960 as a part of the Discoverer program. The satellite was launched on 4 February 1960, at 18:51 UTC, from Vandenberg Air F...
Discoverer 10
Discoverer 10 was an American military reconnaissance satellite, launched in 1960 as a part of the Discoverer program. The satellite was launched on 19 February, 1960, at 20:15 UTC, from Vandenberg Ai...
Magnum (satellite)
Magnum was a class of SIGINT spy satellites reportedly operated by the National Reconnaissance Office for the United States Central Intelligence Agency. The program remains classified, and the informa...
NASA Astronaut Group 10
NASA Astronaut Group 10 (nicknamed "The Maggots") were selected in 1984 and consisted of seven pilots and ten mission specialists. Although selected in 1984, no member of the group would fly until 198...
Discoverer 21
Discoverer 21, also known as RM-2, was an American satellite which was launched in 1961. It was a technology demonstration spacecraft, based on an Agena-B.The launch of Discoverer 21 occurred at 22:58...
Naval Ocean Surveillance System
The Naval Ocean Surveillance System (NOSS), is a series of SIGINT satellites which conducted ELINT for the U.S. Navy beginning in the early 1970s. The first series of satellites were codenamed White C...
Misty (satellite)
Misty is reportedly the name of a classified project by the United States National Reconnaissance Office to operate stealthy reconnaissance satellites. The satellites are conjectured to be photo recon...
USA-230
USA-230, also known as SBIRS-GEO 1, is an American military satellite and part of the Space-Based Infrared System. It was launched on May 7, 2011 from Cape Canaveral atop an Atlas V rocket.The SBIRS s...
Galactic Radiation and Background
Galactic Radiation and Background (GRAB) was the covername for Project Dyno ELINT intelligence satellites operated by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) shortly after the Cold War U-2 incident o...
Discoverer 14
Discoverer 14 (also known as KH-1 9009) was a spy satellite used in the Corona program managed by DARPA and the United States Air Force. On 19 August 1960, usable photographic film images taken by the...
USA-247
USA-247, also known as NRO Launch 39 or NROL-39, is an American reconnaissance satellite, operated by the National Reconnaissance Office. The USA-247 launch received a relatively high level of press ...
TacSat-4
TacSat-4 is the fourth in a series of U.S. military experimental reconnaissance and communication satellites. The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is the program manager. The Office of Naval Research (...
Space-based radar
Space-based radar refers to space-borne radar systems that may have any of a variety of purposes. A number of earth-observing radar satellites, such as RadarSat, have employed synthetic aperture rada...
Missile Defense Alarm System
The Missile Defense Alarm System (MIDAS) was an American system of 12 early-warning satellites that provided limited notice of Soviet intercontinental ballistic missile launches between 1960 and 1966....
Discoverer 16
Discoverer 16, also known as Corona 9011, was an American optical reconnaissance satellite which was lost in a launch failure in 1960. It was the first KH-2 Corona' satellite, based on an Agena-B.The ...
TacSat-5
TacSat-5 is a planned fifth satellite in a series of U.S. military reconnaissance satellites. The project will be managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory in cooperation with the Operationally Res...
KH-5 Argon
KH-5 ARGON was a series of reconnaissance satellites produced by the United States from February 1961 to August 1964. The KH-5 operated similarly to the Corona series of satellites, as it ejected a c...
Discoverer 37
Discoverer 37, also known as Corona 9030, was an American optical reconnaissance satellite which was lost in a launch failure in 1962. It was the last KH-3 Corona''' satellite, which was based on an A...
Discoverer 28
Discoverer 28, also known as Corona 9021, was an American optical reconnaissance satellite which was lost in a launch failure in 1961. It was the last KH-2 Corona' satellite, which was based on an Age...
Canyon (satellite)
Canyon was a series of seven United States spy satellites launched between 1968 and 1977. Also known by its SIGAD as AFP-827, the satellites were developed with the participation of the Air Force. Th...
Vela (satellite)
Vela was the name of a group of satellites developed as the Vela Hotel element of Project Vela by the United States to monitor compliance with the 1963 Partial Test Ban Treaty by the Soviet Union. Vel...
TacSat-2
TacSat-2 (also known as JWS-D1 or RoadRunner) is an experimental satellite built by the USAF's Air Force Research Laboratory with an operational life expected to be not more than one year as part of t...
KH-9 Hexagon
KH-9 (BYEMAN codename HEXAGON), commonly known as Big Bird or Keyhole-9, was a series of photographic reconnaissance satellites launched by the United States between 1971 and 1986. Of twenty launch at...
Corona (satellite)
The Corona program was a series of American strategic reconnaissance satellites produced and operated by the Central Intelligence Agency Directorate of Science & Technology with substantial assist...
USA-245
USA-245 or NRO Launch 65 (NROL-65) is an American reconnaissance satellite which is operated by the National Reconnaissance Office. Launched in August 2013, it is the last KH-11 reconnaissance satelli...
Poppy (satellite)
POPPY is the code name given to a series of U.S. intelligence satellites operated by the National Reconnaissance Office. The POPPY satellites recorded ELINT data, targeting radar installations in the...