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USA 158



USA 158 (also known as GeoLITE) is an American geosynchronous military spacecraft of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) fleet. It was launched by a Delta 2 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFS at 17:45 UT on 18 May 2001. It is a TRW T-310 class satellite carrying a laser communications technology demonstrator and a UHF data relay.

Alternate Names

  • 26770
  • GeoLITE
  • USA158

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2001-05-18
Launch Vehicle: Delta II
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 93 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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