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The US National Reconnaissance agency has launched a mysterious electronic intelligence satellite nrol-101

via:快科技     time:2020/11/15 22:36:55     readed:118

At 6:13 Beijing time on November 14, at Cape Canaveral, the United States joint launch Alliance (ULA) launched a satellite of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) using a cosmos-5 carrier rocket“NROL-101”。 Previously, the mission had been delayed three times due to problems in the control equipment of the rocket load gas supply environment system, the connection of liquid oxygen valves on the ground launch pad, and to avoid tropical storm ETA.


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The U.S. National Reconnaissance agency did not disclose the details of the launch, only said it was“Carry a national security payload designed, built and operated by the agency”It's obviously top secret.

According to the analysis,The launch is likely to be an electronic intelligence and signal intelligence satellite with a large deployable dish antenna to support NRO's national security mission and provide intelligence data to senior decision makers, intelligence agencies and the Department of defense of the United States.

NRO has a number of data relay satellites and some signal collection satellites, which can regularly observe most areas of Russia.

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