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USA 162



USA 162 is an American military satellite that was launched by an Atlas 2AS-Centaur rocket from Cape Canaveral at 14:32 UT on 11 October 2001. It belongs to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Based only on the launching site, some reports carry the inference that the mission may be to relay data from imaging satellites, probably after reaching a geosynchronous orbit. The NRO is on the web at

Alternate Names

  • 26948
  • USA162

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2001-10-11
Launch Vehicle: Atlas 2AS
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, 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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