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USA 247



US reconnaissance satellite, part of the only remaining element of the Future Imaging Architecture programme, equipped with an imaging radar. Orbit plane is 90° away in RA from each of the two earlier launches.

Alternate Names

  • 39462
  • USA247
  • Topaz
  • NROL-39

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-12-06
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States

Funding Agency

  • National Reconnaissance Office (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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