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Christopher Scolese: Small Satellites Provide NRO More Opportunities to Do Science

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Christopher Scolese, director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), said the NRO is becoming more dependent on small satellites to support research experiments. He said the agency is leveraging low-cost launch services and small satellites to bring more technology platforms in space to explore future mission capabilities.

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Northrop’s Minotaur Rocket to Carry NRO Satellite Mission for Space Force

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The U.S. Space Force has completed flight readiness review activities for a National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) mission focused on sending four satellite payloads to orbit for intelligence missions. The Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) said that NRO Launch-129 will lift off from NASA’s launch complex on Wallops Island in Virginia as part of the Orbital/Suborbital Program 3 (OSP-3) initiative.

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Maj. Gen. Michael Guetlein: NRO Seeks to Feed Data Into Joint All-Domain C2 System

Maj. Gen. Michael Guetlein, deputy director of the National Reconnaissance Office, said the NRO is working on new interface standards to facilitate the flow of data to warfighters through the Department of Defense’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control system, C4ISRNET reported Monday.

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Brig. Gen. Steven Whitney to Lead Space Programs in Air Force Acquisition Office

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Brig. Gen. Steven Whitney, executive director of operational support in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, has been assigned to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Air Force for Acquisition as director of space programs.

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National Reconnaissance Office Awards Study Contract to HawkEye 360; John Serafini Quoted

HawkEye 360 announced on Wednesday that the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has awarded a commercial radio frequency (RF) survey study contract to HawkEye to examine integration of commercial RF capabilities into the NRO geospatial intelligence architecture. 

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NRO, USSPACECOM Demonstrate Joint Space Defense

The National Reconnaissance Office and U.S. Space Command participated in an exercise to demonstrate space defense collaboration. NRO said Friday that it joined USSPACECOM and other members of the space community to exhibit cooperative space asset protection during the 13th Air Force Space Command Schriever Wargame.

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