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The NROL 87 launch carries a not yet identified payload for the NRO.

No details are known. The contract requirements for this launch call for a 512 km orbit of 97.4 inclination sun-synchroneous orbit. It has been speculated, that it might be a next generation electro-optical reconnaissance satellite.

Note: The NROL designations refer to the launch, not to the payload.

Nation: USA
Type / Application:
Operator: NRO
Equipment: ?
Configuration: ?
Propulsion: ?
Orbit: 512 km × 512 km, 97.4
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
USA 326 (NROL 87) 2022-009A 02.02.2022 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)

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