Tag: Government/Top Secret

  • United Launch Alliance | Atlas V 551 | USSF-51

    United Launch Alliance | Atlas V 551 | USSF-51

    Classified payload for the US Space Force.

  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries | H-IIA 202 | IGS Radar 8

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries | H-IIA 202 | IGS Radar 8

    The IGS Radar 8 is a Japanese radar reconnaissance satellite. The satellite is operated by the Cabinet Satellite Information Center. The satellite serves both Japan’s national defense and civil natural disaster monitoring.

  • SpaceX | Falcon 9 Block 5 | SDA Tranche 1 Transport Layer A

    SpaceX | Falcon 9 Block 5 | SDA Tranche 1 Transport Layer A

    First of six missions launched by the Space Development Agency for the Tranche 1 Transport Layer.

  • SpaceX | Falcon 9 Block 5 | 425 Project Flight 3

    SpaceX | Falcon 9 Block 5 | 425 Project Flight 3

    Note: Name of payload is provisional. Third launch of an ultimately 5 reconnaissance satellites for the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), with 1 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite on this launch. They will be launched to low Earth orbit between 600 and 700 km by 2025, enabling South Korea’s military to…

  • Arianespace | Ariane 62 | CSO-3

    Arianespace | Ariane 62 | CSO-3

    The CSO-3 (Composante Spatiale Optique-3 satellite is the third of three new-generation high-resolution optical imaging satellites for the French military, replacing the Helios 2 spy satellite series.

  • SpaceX | Falcon 9 Block 5 | NAOS

    SpaceX | Falcon 9 Block 5 | NAOS

    NAOS (National Advanced Optical System) is the space component of Luxembourg’s governmental dual-use observation satellite system LUXEOSys (Luxembourg Earth Observation System). Its purpose is to provide high resolution images to national and international governmental and military organizations such as NATO. The 800 kg satellite is built by OHB Italia and is equipped with a…