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USA 294



The USA 294 (NROL 151) launch carries a not yet identified payload for the NRO to be launched on a Electron KS rocket from the Mahia peninsula, New Zealand. The target orbit is not known.

This launch is the first under the NRO's Rapid Acquisition of a Small Rocket contract, known as RASR, which enables the agency's exploration of new launch opportunities by providing a streamlined, commercial approach for launching small satellites.

Alternate Names

  • 45110
  • NROL 151
  • USA294

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2020-01-31
Launch Vehicle: Electron
Launch Site: Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Funding Agency

  • National Reconnaissance Office (United States)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

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