NRO L-39 payload is thought to be a radar satellite

by | Dec 6, 2013 | commercial launch services, Russia, Spaceport | 0 comments

NRO L-39  was launched by an Atlas V 401 launch vehicle ot 0714 GMT on 6 December 2013.  Details about the satellite remain sketchy save to noted that it is thought to be a military radar satellitle of the TOPAZ class which was lauched fron Vandenberg in California to a backward leaning “very retrograde” orbit.  There were 12 other nanosats/cubesats carried.  A full list is available on

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