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USA 160



USA 160 is an American military reconnaissance satellite that was launched by an Atlas 2AS/Centaur rocket from Vandenberg AFB at 15:25 UT on 8 September 2001. There has been no official listing of the payload, though "amateur space sleuths" are reported to have concluded that it belongs to the NOSS constellation, each member being actually a close cluster of triangular triplet. (This and other claims were reported in, dated 13 September 2001.)

Alternate Names

  • 26905
  • USA160

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2001-09-08
Launch Vehicle: Atlas 2AS
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States

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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