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Re: NROL codenames
« Reply #40 on: 08/10/2009 02:45 PM »
A tip of the hat to GW_Simulations for the info:

http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1437/1


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Re: NROL codenames
« Reply #41 on: 01/22/2011 07:27 PM »
It's been a while since this was updated, and Jonathan McDowell seems to have identified the four missing satellites, so here is a new list:


NROL-1 "Nemesis"      - USA-179 - SDS      - 31.08.2004 - Atlas IIAS       - CCAFS
NROL-2                - USA-129 - KH-11    - 20.12.1996 - Titan IV(404)A   - VAFB
NROL-3                - USA-133 - Lacrosse - 24.10.1997 - Titan IV(403)A   - VAFB
NROL-4 "Oscar"        - USA-136 - Trumpet  - 08.11.1997 - Titan IV(401)A   - CCAFS
NROL-5 "Capricorn"    - USA-137 - SDS      - 29.01.1998 - Atlas IIA        - CCAFS
NROL-6 "Jack"         - USA-139 - Mentor   - 09.05.1998 - Titan IV(401)B   - CCAFS
NROL-7 "Elwood"       -         - Mercury  - 12.08.1998 - Titan IV(401)A   - CCAFS
NROL-8                - USA-144 - EIS?     - 22.05.1999 - Titan IV(404)B   - VAFB
NROL-9                -         - STEX     - 03.10.1998 - Taurus 1110      - VAFB
NROL-10 "Great Bear"  - USA-155 - SDS      - 06.12.2000 - Atlas IIAS       - CCAFS
NROL-11               - USA-152 - Onyx     - 17.08.2000 - Titan IV(403)B   - VAFB
NROL-12 "Aquila"      - USA-162 - SDS      - 10.10.2001 - Atlas IIAS       - CCAFS
NROL-13 "Gemini"      - USA-160 - NOSS     - 08.09.2001 - Atlas IIAS       - VAFB
NROL-14               - USA-161 - KH-11    - 05.10.2001 - Titan IV(404)B   - VAFB
NROL-15               -         - Mentor?  -       2011 - Delta IV-H       - CCAFS

NROL-16 "Prometheus"  - USA-182 - Onyx     - 30.04.2005 - Titan IV(403)B   - CCAFS
NROL-17               - USA-158 - GeoLITE  - 18.05.2001 - Delta II 7925    - CCAFS
NROL-18 "Libra"       - USA-173 - NOSS     - 02.12.2003 - Atlas IIAS       - VAFB
NROL-19 "Homer"       - USA-171 - Mentor   - 09.09.2003 - Titan IV(401)B   - CCAFS
NROL-20               - USA-186 - KH-11    - 19.10.2005 - Titan IV(404)B   - VAFB
NROL-21               - USA-193 - Tech     - 14.12.2006 - Delta II 7920    - VAFB
NROL-22               - USA-184 - Trumpet  - 28.06.2006 - Delta IV-M+(4,2) - VAFB
NROL-23 "Canis Minor" - USA-181 - NOSS     - 03.02.2005 - Atlas IIIB       - CCAFS
NROL-24 "Scorpius"    - USA-198 - SDS      - 10.12.2007 - Atlas V 401      - CCAFS
NROL-25 "Altair"      -         - NOSS??   -       2012 - Delta IV-M+(5,2) - VAFB

NROL-26               - USA-202 - Mentor   - 18.01.2009 - Delta IV-H       - CCAFS
NROL-27 "Gryphon"     -         - SDS?     -       2011 - Delta IV-M+(4,2) - CCAFS

NROL-28               - USA-200 - Trumpet  - 13.03.2008 - Atlas V 411      - VAFB
NROL-29               -         -          - cancelled? - Atlas V 501      - VAFB

NROL-30 "Pyxis"       - USA-194 - NOSS     - 15.06.2007 - Atlas V 401      - CCAFS
NROL-31               - Unknown

NROL-32               - USA-223 - Mentor   - 21.11.2010 - Delta IV-H       - CCAFS
NROL-33               - Unknown
NROL-34 "Frigga"      -         - Trumpet? -       2011 - Atlas V 411      - VAFB
NROL-35               - Unknown
NROL-36               - Unknown
NROL-37               -         -          -       2015 - Delta IV-H
NROL-38               - Unknown
NROL-39               -         - FIA-R?   - Unknown    - Atlas V 501      - VAFB
NROL-40               - Unknown

NROL-41 "Gladys"      - USA-215 - FIA-R    - 21.09.2010 - Atlas V 501      - VAFB
NROL-42               - Unknown
NROL-43               - Unknown
NROL-44               - Unknown
NROL-45               -         - FIA-R?   - Unknown    - Atlas V 501      - VAFB
NROL-46               - Unknown
NROL-47               - Unknown
NROL-48               - Unknown

NROL-49 "Betty"       - USA-224 - KH-11    - 20.01.2011 - Delta IV-H       - VAFB
NROL-50               - Unknown
NROL-51               - Unknown
NROL-52               - Unknown
NROL-53               - Unknown
NROL-54               - Unknown
NROL-55               - Unknown
NROL-56               - Unknown
NROL-57               - Unknown
NROL-58               - Unknown
NROL-59               - Unknown
NROL-60               - Unknown
NROL-61               - Unknown
NROL-62               - Unknown
NROL-63               - Unknown
NROL-64               - Unknown
NROL-65               - Unknown
NROL-66               -         -         -       2011 - Minotaur I       - VAFB



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Re: NROL codenames
« Reply #42 on: 01/22/2011 07:43 PM »
NROL-49 "Betty"       - USA-224 - KH-11    - 20.01.2011 - Delta IV-H       - CCAFS

It was only the day before yesterday so I don't think my memory has gone yet - it didn't look much like CCAFS to me.   ;)

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Re: NROL codenames
« Reply #43 on: 01/22/2011 07:57 PM »
NROL-49 "Betty"       - USA-224 - KH-11    - 20.01.2011 - Delta IV-H       - CCAFS

It was only the day before yesterday so I don't think my memory has gone yet - it didn't look much like CCAFS to me.   ;)

That was a typo, and has been corrected.

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Re: NROL codenames
« Reply #44 on: 01/24/2011 03:44 AM »
Sorry if I'm asking in the wrong place. Do we have a thread of NRO L-66 launch? Can't seem to find it here or in the Orbital board. Cheers.

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Re: NROL codenames
« Reply #45 on: 01/24/2011 02:07 PM »


NROL-25 "Altair"      -         - NOSS??   -       2012 - Delta IV-M+(5,2) - VAFB[/i]
NROL-34 "Frigga"      -         - Trumpet? -       2011 - Atlas V 411      - VAFB


For these two launches, i have some doubt concerning the payloads:

NROL-25 has a 5m fairing, but earlier NOSS launches on Atlas fitted pretty well inside the 4m fairing. Therfore i think, a FIA-R is more likely.

NROL-34 is AFAIK a Atlas V 401. It could well be an SDS on a molniya orbit, a Trumpet F/O or a NOSS payload.

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Re: NROL codenames
« Reply #46 on: 01/24/2011 11:27 PM »


NROL-25 "Altair"      -         - NOSS??   -       2012 - Delta IV-M+(5,2) - VAFB[/i]
NROL-34 "Frigga"      -         - Trumpet? -       2011 - Atlas V 411      - VAFB


For these two launches, i have some doubt concerning the payloads:

NROL-25 has a 5m fairing, but earlier NOSS launches on Atlas fitted pretty well inside the 4m fairing. Therfore i think, a FIA-R is more likely.

NROL-34 is AFAIK a Atlas V 401. It could well be an SDS on a molniya orbit, a Trumpet F/O or a NOSS payload.

L-34 is definitely going on a 411, I've got an image of the launch patch somewhere, I'll try and find it.

Although NOSS can fit inside the four metre Atlas fairing, it did require a lengthened version. The four metre Delta fairing is far shorter, and I do not believe a NOSS payload would fit inside. The five metre fairing is longer, and should be sufficient. There is also a typical NOSS symbol on the patch, but that could be wrong. I agree that if it is not NOSS, then it will be FIA-R.


Also, I've seen a suggestion that USA-144 might have been NROL-9.
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Re: NROL codenames
« Reply #47 on: 01/25/2011 05:43 AM »
Although NOSS can fit inside the four metre Atlas fairing, it did require a lengthened version. The four metre Delta fairing is far shorter, and I do not believe a NOSS payload would fit inside. The five metre fairing is longer, and should be sufficient. There is also a typical NOSS symbol on the patch, but that could be wrong. I agree that if it is not NOSS, then it will be FIA-R.

The Delta-IV 4m fairing is longer than the 4m EPF fairing of Atlas, which was used for NOSS. Therfore it is possible to launch NOSS on an Delta with 4m fairing

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Re: NROL codenames
« Reply #48 on: 01/25/2011 08:42 AM »
L-34 is definitely going on a 411, I've got an image of the launch patch somewhere, I'll try and find it.

I've found the patch - you are right, it is an Atlas V 411, which makes a Trumpet F/O likley.

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Re: NROL codenames
« Reply #49 on: 01/25/2011 11:04 AM »
Although NOSS can fit inside the four metre Atlas fairing, it did require a lengthened version. The four metre Delta fairing is far shorter, and I do not believe a NOSS payload would fit inside. The five metre fairing is longer, and should be sufficient. There is also a typical NOSS symbol on the patch, but that could be wrong. I agree that if it is not NOSS, then it will be FIA-R.

The Delta-IV 4m fairing is longer than the 4m EPF fairing of Atlas, which was used for NOSS. Therfore it is possible to launch NOSS on an Delta with 4m fairing

From the PPGs, the Delta IV 4m fairing is 11.7 metres long, Atlas EPF is 12.9 metres long, Atlas LPF is 12.0 metres long, and XEPF is 13.8 metres long. The Delta 5m fairing is 14.3 metres long.

For that matter, I'm not convinced that Delta IV can carry FIA. Its fairing only has slightly more usable volume than the small Atlas V 5m fairing, and the Atlas V required the medium fairing. Unless the size difference between the spacecraft and smaller fairing is marginal, I doubt if it would fit.
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Re: NROL codenames
« Reply #50 on: 01/28/2011 10:35 AM »
If L-39 and L-41 are both FIA-R then why was L-41 the first?

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Re: NROL codenames
« Reply #51 on: 01/28/2011 10:41 AM »
If L-39 and L-41 are both FIA-R then why was L-41 the first?

The launch numbers are not chronological. For example NROL-1 was an SDS launched much later than several other SDS payloads.

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Re: NROL codenames
« Reply #52 on: 01/28/2011 11:45 AM »
L-39 was first scheduled to launch before L-41 according to the manifest on page 6 of this pdf.

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/sbag/meetings/jan2009/presentations/sollittKroening.pdf

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Re: NROL codenames
« Reply #53 on: 01/28/2011 12:46 PM »
It seems likely that L-9 was USA-144, so L-8 was probably STEX.


NROL-1 "Nemesis"      - USA-179 - SDS      - 31.08.2004 - Atlas IIAS       - CCAFS
NROL-2                - USA-129 - KH-11    - 20.12.1996 - Titan IV(404)A   - VAFB
NROL-3 (?)            - USA-133 - Lacrosse - 24.10.1997 - Titan IV(403)A   - VAFB
NROL-4 "Oscar"        - USA-136 - Trumpet  - 08.11.1997 - Titan IV(401)A   - CCAFS
NROL-5 "Capricorn"    - USA-137 - SDS      - 29.01.1998 - Atlas IIA        - CCAFS
NROL-6 "Jack"         - USA-139 - Mentor   - 09.05.1998 - Titan IV(401)B   - CCAFS
NROL-7 "Elwood" (?)   -         - Mercury  - 12.08.1998 - Titan IV(401)A   - CCAFS
NROL-8 (?)            -         - STEX     - 03.10.1998 - Taurus 1110      - VAFB
NROL-9                - USA-144 - EIS?     - 22.05.1999 - Titan IV(404)B   - VAFB
NROL-10 "Great Bear"  - USA-155 - SDS      - 06.12.2000 - Atlas IIAS       - CCAFS
NROL-11               - USA-152 - Onyx     - 17.08.2000 - Titan IV(403)B   - VAFB
NROL-12 "Aquila"      - USA-162 - SDS      - 10.10.2001 - Atlas IIAS       - CCAFS
NROL-13 "Gemini"      - USA-160 - NOSS     - 08.09.2001 - Atlas IIAS       - VAFB
NROL-14               - USA-161 - KH-11    - 05.10.2001 - Titan IV(404)B   - VAFB
NROL-15               -         - Mentor?  -       2011 - Delta IV-H       - CCAFS

NROL-16 "Prometheus"  - USA-182 - Onyx     - 30.04.2005 - Titan IV(403)B   - CCAFS
NROL-17               - USA-158 - GeoLITE  - 18.05.2001 - Delta II 7925    - CCAFS
NROL-18 "Libra"       - USA-173 - NOSS     - 02.12.2003 - Atlas IIAS       - VAFB
NROL-19 "Homer"       - USA-171 - Mentor   - 09.09.2003 - Titan IV(401)B   - CCAFS
NROL-20               - USA-186 - KH-11    - 19.10.2005 - Titan IV(404)B   - VAFB
NROL-21               - USA-193 - Tech     - 14.12.2006 - Delta II 7920    - VAFB
NROL-22               - USA-184 - Trumpet  - 28.06.2006 - Delta IV-M+(4,2) - VAFB
NROL-23 "Canis Minor" - USA-181 - NOSS     - 03.02.2005 - Atlas IIIB       - CCAFS
NROL-24 "Scorpius"    - USA-198 - SDS      - 10.12.2007 - Atlas V 401      - CCAFS
NROL-25 "Altair"      -         - NOSS??   -       2012 - Delta IV-M+(5,2) - VAFB

NROL-26               - USA-202 - Mentor   - 18.01.2009 - Delta IV-H       - CCAFS
NROL-27 "Gryphon"     -         - SDS?     -       2011 - Delta IV-M+(4,2) - CCAFS

NROL-28               - USA-200 - Trumpet  - 13.03.2008 - Atlas V 411      - VAFB
NROL-29               -         -          - cancelled? - Atlas V 501      - VAFB

NROL-30 "Pyxis"       - USA-194 - NOSS     - 15.06.2007 - Atlas V 401      - CCAFS
NROL-31               - Unknown

NROL-32               - USA-223 - Mentor   - 21.11.2010 - Delta IV-H       - CCAFS
NROL-33               -         - NOSS/SDS - Unknown    - Atlas V 401      - CCAFS
NROL-34 "Frigga"      -         - Trumpet? -       2011 - Atlas V 411      - VAFB
NROL-35               - Unknown
NROL-36               - Unknown
NROL-37               -         -          -       2015 - Delta IV-H
NROL-38               -         - NOSS/SDS - Unknown    - Atlas V 401      - CCAFS
NROL-39               -         - FIA-R?   - Unknown    - Atlas V 501      - VAFB
NROL-40               - Unknown

NROL-41 "Gladys"      - USA-215 - FIA-R    - 21.09.2010 - Atlas V 501      - VAFB
NROL-42               - Unknown
NROL-43               - Unknown
NROL-44               - Unknown
NROL-45               -         - FIA-R?   - Unknown    - Atlas V 501      - VAFB
NROL-46               - Unknown
NROL-47               - Unknown
NROL-48               - Unknown

NROL-49 "Betty"       - USA-224 - KH-11    - 20.01.2011 - Delta IV-H       - VAFB
NROL-50               - Unknown
NROL-51               - Unknown
NROL-52               - Unknown
NROL-53               - Unknown
NROL-54               - Unknown
NROL-55               - Unknown
NROL-56               - Unknown
NROL-57               - Unknown
NROL-58               - Unknown
NROL-59               - Unknown
NROL-60               - Unknown
NROL-61               - Unknown
NROL-62               - Unknown
NROL-63               - Unknown
NROL-64               - Unknown
NROL-65               - Unknown
NROL-66               -         -         -       2011 - Minotaur I       - VAFB



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Re: NROL codenames
« Reply #54 on: 02/05/2011 03:58 PM »
Some more details on upcoming missions. I don't have a clue what L-35 and L-67 are. Best guess is something new. L-67 could be a geosynchronous ELINT satellite to begin replacing the Mentors, but given the other DIVH launches from the Cape, Mentor launches are likely to continue for some time. That said, it could be some time away. L-35 is even more of a mystery - why would anything need an Atlas V with three boosters from Vandenberg. Every known class of NRO payload will either fit on an Atlas with at most one booster, or it won't fit at all. My best guess would be a prototype optical satellite, but I thought KH-11 production had been restarted.

Of the others, L-65 will be either KH-11 or Mentor depending on launch site, L-55 will probably be NOSS or SDS (my money would be on NOSS, the type used to launch from Vandenberg on the Atlas IIAS). L-36 looks like another Trumpet.


NROL-1 "Nemesis"      - USA-179 - SDS      - 31.08.2004 - Atlas IIAS       - CCAFS
NROL-2                - USA-129 - KH-11    - 20.12.1996 - Titan IV(404)A   - VAFB
NROL-3 (?)            - USA-133 - Lacrosse - 24.10.1997 - Titan IV(403)A   - VAFB
NROL-4 "Oscar"        - USA-136 - Trumpet  - 08.11.1997 - Titan IV(401)A   - CCAFS
NROL-5 "Capricorn"    - USA-137 - SDS      - 29.01.1998 - Atlas IIA        - CCAFS
NROL-6 "Jack"         - USA-139 - Mentor   - 09.05.1998 - Titan IV(401)B   - CCAFS
NROL-7 "Elwood" (?)   -         - Mercury  - 12.08.1998 - Titan IV(401)A   - CCAFS
NROL-8 (?)            -         - STEX     - 03.10.1998 - Taurus 1110      - VAFB
NROL-9                - USA-144 - EIS?     - 22.05.1999 - Titan IV(404)B   - VAFB
NROL-10 "Great Bear"  - USA-155 - SDS      - 06.12.2000 - Atlas IIAS       - CCAFS
NROL-11               - USA-152 - Onyx     - 17.08.2000 - Titan IV(403)B   - VAFB
NROL-12 "Aquila"      - USA-162 - SDS      - 10.10.2001 - Atlas IIAS       - CCAFS
NROL-13 "Gemini"      - USA-160 - NOSS     - 08.09.2001 - Atlas IIAS       - VAFB
NROL-14               - USA-161 - KH-11    - 05.10.2001 - Titan IV(404)B   - VAFB
NROL-15               -         - Mentor?  -       2011 - Delta IV-H       - CCAFS

NROL-16 "Prometheus"  - USA-182 - Onyx     - 30.04.2005 - Titan IV(403)B   - CCAFS
NROL-17               - USA-158 - GeoLITE  - 18.05.2001 - Delta II 7925    - CCAFS
NROL-18 "Libra"       - USA-173 - NOSS     - 02.12.2003 - Atlas IIAS       - VAFB
NROL-19 "Homer"       - USA-171 - Mentor   - 09.09.2003 - Titan IV(401)B   - CCAFS
NROL-20               - USA-186 - KH-11    - 19.10.2005 - Titan IV(404)B   - VAFB
NROL-21               - USA-193 - Tech     - 14.12.2006 - Delta II 7920    - VAFB
NROL-22               - USA-184 - Trumpet  - 28.06.2006 - Delta IV-M+(4,2) - VAFB
NROL-23 "Canis Minor" - USA-181 - NOSS     - 03.02.2005 - Atlas IIIB       - CCAFS
NROL-24 "Scorpius"    - USA-198 - SDS      - 10.12.2007 - Atlas V 401      - CCAFS
NROL-25 "Altair"      -         - NOSS??   -       2012 - Delta IV-M+(5,2) - VAFB

NROL-26               - USA-202 - Mentor   - 18.01.2009 - Delta IV-H       - CCAFS
NROL-27 "Gryphon"     -         - SDS?     -       2011 - Delta IV-M+(4,2) - CCAFS

NROL-28               - USA-200 - Trumpet  - 13.03.2008 - Atlas V 411      - VAFB
NROL-29               -         -          - cancelled? - Atlas V 501      - VAFB

NROL-30 "Pyxis"       - USA-194 - NOSS     - 15.06.2007 - Atlas V 401      - CCAFS
NROL-31               - Unknown

NROL-32               - USA-223 - Mentor   - 21.11.2010 - Delta IV-H       - CCAFS
NROL-33               -         - NOSS/SDS - Unknown    - Atlas V 401      - CCAFS
NROL-34 "Frigga"*     -         - Trumpet? -       2011 - Atlas V 411      - VAFB
NROL-35               -         -          - Unknown    - Atlas V 531      - VAFB
NROL-36               -         - Trumpet? - Unknown    - Atlas V 411      - VAFB
NROL-37               -         -          -       2015 - Delta IV-H
NROL-38               -         - NOSS/SDS - Unknown    - Atlas V 401      - CCAFS
NROL-39               -         - FIA-R?   - Unknown    - Atlas V 501      - VAFB
NROL-40               - Unknown

NROL-41 "Gladys"      - USA-215 - FIA-R    - 21.09.2010 - Atlas V 501      - VAFB
NROL-42               - Unknown
NROL-43               - Unknown
NROL-44               - Unknown
NROL-45               -         - FIA-R?   - Unknown    - Atlas V 501      - VAFB
NROL-46               - Unknown
NROL-47               - Unknown
NROL-48               - Unknown

NROL-49 "Betty"       - USA-224 - KH-11    - 20.01.2011 - Delta IV-H       - VAFB
NROL-50               - Unknown
NROL-51               - Unknown
NROL-52               - Unknown
NROL-53               - Unknown
NROL-54               - Unknown
NROL-55               -         -          - Unknown    - Atlas V 401      - VAFB
NROL-56               - Unknown
NROL-57               - Unknown
NROL-58               - Unknown
NROL-59               - Unknown
NROL-60               - Unknown
NROL-61               - Unknown
NROL-62               - Unknown
NROL-63               - Unknown
NROL-64               - Unknown
NROL-65               -         -         - Unknown    - Delta IV-H
NROL-66               -         - RPP     -       2011 - Minotaur I       - VAFB
NROL-67               -         -         - Unknown    - Atlas V 541      - CCAFS



* - The NROL-34 mission patch calls the rocket "Frigga", however mission posters call it "Odin"

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Re: NROL codenames
« Reply #55 on: 02/19/2011 07:37 AM »
According to http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/Despite-Problems-SBIRS-High-Moves-Ahead-With-3rd-Satellite-Award-05467/ a third SBIRS-HEO spacecraft is being prepared for launch. The last two were attached to Trumpet satellites, so it seems logical that it may be on NROL-34.

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Re: NROL codenames
« Reply #56 on: 03/12/2011 08:36 PM »

NROL-1 "Nemesis"      - USA-179 - SDS      - 31.08.2004 - Atlas IIAS       - CCAFS
NROL-2                - USA-129 - KH-11    - 20.12.1996 - Titan IV(404)A   - VAFB
NROL-3 (?)            - USA-133 - Lacrosse - 24.10.1997 - Titan IV(403)A   - VAFB
NROL-4                - USA-136 - Trumpet  - 08.11.1997 - Titan IV(401)A   - CCAFS
NROL-5 "Capricorn"    - USA-137 - SDS      - 29.01.1998 - Atlas IIA        - CCAFS
NROL-6                - USA-139 - Mentor   - 09.05.1998 - Titan IV(401)B   - CCAFS
NROL-7 (?)            -         - Mercury  - 12.08.1998 - Titan IV(401)A   - CCAFS
NROL-8 (?)            -         - STEX     - 03.10.1998 - Taurus 1110      - VAFB
NROL-9                - USA-144 - EIS?     - 22.05.1999 - Titan IV(404)B   - VAFB
NROL-10 "Great Bear"  - USA-155 - SDS      - 06.12.2000 - Atlas IIAS       - CCAFS
NROL-11               - USA-152 - Onyx     - 17.08.2000 - Titan IV(403)B   - VAFB
NROL-12 "Aquila"      - USA-162 - SDS      - 10.10.2001 - Atlas IIAS       - CCAFS
NROL-13 "Gemini"      - USA-160 - NOSS     - 08.09.2001 - Atlas IIAS       - VAFB
NROL-14               - USA-161 - KH-11    - 05.10.2001 - Titan IV(404)B   - VAFB
NROL-15               -         - Mentor?  -       2011 - Delta IV-H       - CCAFS

NROL-16               - USA-182 - Onyx     - 30.04.2005 - Titan IV(403)B   - CCAFS
NROL-17               - USA-158 - GeoLITE  - 18.05.2001 - Delta II 7925    - CCAFS
NROL-18 "Libra"       - USA-173 - NOSS     - 02.12.2003 - Atlas IIAS       - VAFB
NROL-19               - USA-171 - Mentor   - 09.09.2003 - Titan IV(401)B   - CCAFS
NROL-20               - USA-186 - KH-11    - 19.10.2005 - Titan IV(404)B   - VAFB
NROL-21               - USA-193 - Tech     - 14.12.2006 - Delta II 7920    - VAFB
NROL-22               - USA-184 - Trumpet  - 28.06.2006 - Delta IV-M+(4,2) - VAFB
NROL-23 "Canis Minor" - USA-181 - NOSS     - 03.02.2005 - Atlas IIIB       - CCAFS
NROL-24 "Scorpius"    - USA-198 - SDS      - 10.12.2007 - Atlas V 401      - CCAFS
NROL-25 "Altair"      -         - NOSS??   -       2012 - Delta IV-M+(5,2) - VAFB

NROL-26               - USA-202 - Mentor   - 18.01.2009 - Delta IV-H       - CCAFS
NROL-27 "Gryphon"     - USA-227 - SDS      - 11.03.2011 - Delta IV-M+(4,2) - CCAFS
NROL-28               - USA-200 - Trumpet  - 13.03.2008 - Atlas V 411      - VAFB
NROL-29               -         -          - cancelled? - Atlas V 501      - VAFB

NROL-30 "Pyxis"       - USA-194 - NOSS     - 15.06.2007 - Atlas V 401      - CCAFS
NROL-31               - Unknown

NROL-32               - USA-223 - Mentor   - 21.11.2010 - Delta IV-H       - CCAFS
NROL-33               -         - SDS?     - Unknown    - Atlas V 401      - CCAFS

NROL-34 "Odin"        - USA-229 - NOSS     - 15.04.2011 - Atlas V 411      - VAFB
NROL-35               -         -          - Unknown    - Atlas V 531      - VAFB
NROL-36               -         - Trumpet? - Unknown    - Atlas V 411      - VAFB
NROL-37               -         - Mentor?  -       2015 - Delta IV-H       - CCAFS?
NROL-38               -         - SDS?     - Unknown    - Atlas V 401      - CCAFS
NROL-39               -         - FIA-R?   - Unknown    - Atlas V 501      - VAFB
NROL-40               - Unknown

NROL-41               - USA-215 - FIA-R    - 21.09.2010 - Atlas V 501      - VAFB
NROL-42               - Unknown
NROL-43               - Unknown
NROL-44               - Unknown
NROL-45               -         - FIA-R?   - Unknown    - Atlas V 501      - VAFB
NROL-46               - Unknown
NROL-47               - Unknown
NROL-48               - Unknown

NROL-49               - USA-224 - KH-11    - 20.01.2011 - Delta IV-H       - VAFB
NROL-50               - Unknown
NROL-51               - Unknown
NROL-52               - Unknown
NROL-53               - Unknown
NROL-54               - Unknown
NROL-55               -         -          - SDS??      - Atlas V 401      - VAFB
NROL-56               - Unknown
NROL-57               - Unknown
NROL-58               - Unknown
NROL-59               - Unknown
NROL-60               - Unknown
NROL-61               - Unknown
NROL-62               - Unknown
NROL-63               - Unknown
NROL-64               - Unknown
NROL-65               -         -         - Unknown    - Delta IV-H

NROL-66               - USA-225 - RPP     - 06.02.2011 - Minotaur I       - VAFB
NROL-67               -         -         - Unknown    - Atlas V 541      - CCAFS



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Re: NROL codenames
« Reply #57 on: 03/12/2011 08:51 PM »
"The NROL-34 mission patch calls the rocket "Frigga", however mission posters call it "Odin""

Launch vehicle names are different than mission names.

If it is on a SLS patch, it is a booste namer. Mission names are on the fairing.

Frigga, Gladys, Betty, homer, Elwood, jack, Oscar were booster names.

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Re: NROL codenames
« Reply #58 on: 04/07/2011 08:49 AM »
does anyone know where to get the FRIGGA insignia as a graphic version?

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Re: NROL codenames
« Reply #59 on: 04/18/2011 06:38 AM »

NROL-34 "Frigga"*     -         - Trumpet? -       2011 - Atlas V 411      - VAFB


Observations have now confirmed this to be a NOSS duo, not a Trumpet

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