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USA 278



The spacecraft are probably the next generation for the Trumpet and 'Trumpet-F/O' SIGINT satellites operating in a Molniya orbit.

Alternate Names

  • 42941
  • USA278

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2017-09-24
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States

Funding Agency

  • United States Air Force Academy (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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