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USA 169 is an American military geostationary, super-secure communications satellite that was launched by a Titan 4 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFS at 13:43 UT on 8 April 2003. The 4.5 tonne satellite is also known as MILSTAR 6 (MILitary Strategic and TActical Relay satellite 6). With the end of the cold war, MILSTARs are no longer engineered for "heroic survivability". No further details are available.

Alternate Names

  • USA 169
  • 27711

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2003-04-08
Launch Vehicle: Titan IV
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense (United States)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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

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