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USA 310 (NROL 101)

This is an US military satellite of unknown purpose.

No details are known so far. It has been launched by an Atlas-5(531) rocket with medium sized fairing.

A candidate object for this payload has been found by an amateur satellite observer in an ~11000 km MEO orbit with 58.5 inclination. There are no precedents for a satellite in this kind of orbit.

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

Nation: USA
Type / Application: ?
Operator: NRO
Contractors: ?
Equipment: ?
Propulsion: ?
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
USA 310 (NROL 101) 2020-083A 13.11.2020 CC LC-41 Atlas-5(531)