The NROL 161 and NROL 199 launches carry not yet identified payloads for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in partnership with the Australian Department of Defence as part of a broad range of cooperative satellite activities with Australia launched on Electron KS rockets from the Mahia peninsula, New Zealand. The target orbit is not known.
The satellites will support the NRO to provide critical information to government agencies and decision makers monitoring international issues, but no details on their purpose are known.
Note: The NROL designations refer to the launch, not to the payload.
|Type / Application:||?|
|USA 334 (NROL 162)||2022-079A||13.07.2022||OnS LC-1A||Electron KS|
|USA 335 (NROL 199)||2022-091A||04.08.2022||OnS LC-1B||Electron KS|