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USA 259



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

Alternate Names

  • 40344
  • USA259

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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