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USA 294 (NROL 151)

The NROL 151 launch carries a not yet identified payload for the NRO launched on a Electron KS rocket from the Mahia peninsula, New Zealand. The target orbit is not known.

It is likely an experimental one-off payload.

This launch is the first under the NRO's Rapid Acquisition of a Small Rocket contract, known as RASR, which enables the agency's exploration of new launch opportunities by providing a streamlined, commercial approach for launching small satellites.

The launch took place in late January 2020.

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

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology ?
Operator: NRO
Contractors: ?
Equipment: ?
Configuration: ?
Propulsion: ?
Power:
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: 590 km × 610 km, 70.9 (estimated)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
USA 294 (NROL 151) 2020-007A 31.01.2020 OnS LC-1A Electron KS