NROL-37 Mission Poster | United Launch Alliance Delta IV HeavyCongratulations ULA, NRO, USAF!
Rocket/Payload: A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy successfully launched the NROL-37 mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
Date/Site/Launch Time: Saturday, June 11, 2016, from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
Launch Notes: NROL-37 was the 32nd Delta IV mission since the vehicle’s inaugural launch in 2002, and the 10th NRO mission to launch on Delta IV.
Mission Description: The mission was launched for the National Reconnaissance Office in support of national defense.
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is one of the 17 U.S. intelligence agencies and considered, along with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), to be one of the "big five" U.S. Intelligence agencies. The NRO is headquartered in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia, 2 miles (3 km) south of Washington Dulles International Airport.
The NRO designs, builds, and operates the Reconnaissance satellites of the United States government, and provides satellite intelligence to several government agencies, particularly signals intelligence (SIGINT) to the NSA, imagery intelligence (IMINT) to the NGA, and measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) to the DIA.
The Director of the NRO reports to both the Director of National Intelligence and the Secretary of Defense and serves as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Intelligence Space Technology). The NRO's federal workforce consists primarily of Air Force, CIA, NGA, NSA, and Navy personnel.
NRO Motto: "Supra Et Ultra" (Above And Beyond)
Image Credit: United Launch Alliance (ULA)
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