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.
|Type / Application:|
|Orbit:||512 km × 512 km, 97.4°|
|USA 326 (NROL 87)||2022-009A||02.02.2022||Va SLC-4E||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)|