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2014-02-06 23:01:01

Built by Millennium’s Space Systems, the Rapid Pathfinder Spacecraft exemplifies affordability and high performance in space systems development, and continues on-orbit operations at 99% availability since launch. El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 Millennium Space Systems announced that today marks the 3rd year of near-flawless on-orbit operations of the Rapid Pathfinder Program (RPP) spacecraft, developed for the National Reconnaissance Office’s Advanced Science and Technology...

ULA Atlas V Rocket Launches Twelve CubeSats, NRO Defense Satellite
2013-12-09 09:35:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Taking advantage of a recent launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), 12 tiny cube satellites, called CubeSats, were put into orbit as part of a future NASA missions. The launch, which took place on Dec. 5 at 11:14pm PST, put the 12 CubeSats and the NRO’s NROL-39 national defense GEMSat mission into space successfully. “Today’s successful...

2013-12-06 08:20:23

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-3 on Dec. 5 at 11:14 p.m. PST. Designated NROL-39, the mission is in support of national defense. "Today's successful launch of the NROL-39 mission is a testament to the tremendous government-industry partnership. We greatly appreciate the teamwork with the NRO Office of...

2013-10-02 08:21:02

CHANTILLY, Va., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingenicomm announced today that Jill Singer, formerly the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and the Deputy CIO for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and Paul Roche, formerly the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Unanet Technologies, CVG and The Wexford Group, have joined Ingenicomm's Board of Advisors. "Ensuring Ingenicomm's continued success requires continuous evaluation and improvement of...

United Launch Alliance Rocket Puts US Spy Satellite Into Orbit
2013-08-29 07:46:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A top secret payload was launched from a Delta IV Heavy rocket on Wednesday morning. The rocket lifted off at 11:03 am PDT from the Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California, carrying a US spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Officials at United Launch Alliance said the rocket launch was successful, despite a ten minute delay due to minor issues. “We are truly honored to deliver this critical asset...

2013-08-28 16:20:32

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-6 here at 11:03 a.m. PDT today. Designated NROL-65, the mission is in support of national defense. This is ULA's eighth launch in 2013, the 24(th) Delta IV mission and the second Delta IV Heavy launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base. "We are truly honored to deliver...

2013-08-01 23:28:54

The National Reconnaissance Office Media Services Center to be recognized at the 31th Annual Virginia Forum for Excellence September 16-17, 2013 in Richmond, VA - the State’s premier educational event for performance improvement professionals in Virginia and the District of Columbia based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. Richmond, Virginia (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Media Services Center (MSC) has been named a Medallion Award...

2013-06-28 23:01:58

Register for Training, Presentations, and Networking at USGIF Denver Technical Workshop Herndon, VA (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) will be hosting a Denver Technical Workshop July 17-19 at various locations in Denver, CO. This 3-day workshop is aimed at engaging the GEOINT Community in the Rocky Mountain and Inter-Mountain West with classified and unclassified training, keynote speakers, presentations and networking opportunities. The...

2012-11-16 08:20:21

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has hired George Birsic as director of defense and intelligence programs for Ball Aerospace's Washington, D.C., Operations, effective Oct. 29, 2012. Birsic will report to Fred Doyle, vice president and corporate lead executive for the defense and intelligence community. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121116/LA14880) "George Birsic is a nationally recognized leader with an impressive...

2012-09-13 18:21:17

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-3 here at 2:39 p.m. PDT today. Designated NROL-36, the mission is in support of national defense. "Today's successful launch of the NROL-36 mission occurred on the same day as the national memorial service honoring American hero Neil Armstrong. The scientists and engineers...