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NROL 76

NROL 76 is an not yet identified payload for the NRO to be launched as the first NRO payload on a SpaceX Falcon-9 v1.2 rocket. The target orbit is not known.

The published NOTAMS show a launch to a ~60 orbit, either LEO or Molniya-type. Possible candidates for this payload are a Molniya-Orbit-Quasar relay satellite, a new type of payload or an experimental one-off payload, perhaps similar to the NROL-21 (USA 193).

Nation: USA
Type / Application:
Operator: NRO
Contractors: ?
Equipment: ?
Configuration: ?
Propulsion: ?
Power:
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Mass: ?
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
NROL 76 - 2017 CCK LC-39A Falcon-9 v1.2