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Multi-tasking satellite for US National Reconnaissance Office, probably including electronic intelligence gathering and missile launch detection using SBIRS (Space-Based Infra Red System).

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2014-12-13
    Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
    Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States

    Funding Agency

    • National Reconnaissance Office (United States)


    • Communications

    Additional Information

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

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