NROL-22 (Trumpet 4)

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Overview

Destination: High Earth Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

High Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 6 Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

These spacecraft are probably the replacement for the Trumpet SIGINT satellites operating in a Molniya orbit. As no name is known, these are referred here as "Trumpet Follow On". Possibly these satellites might be named Raven. These satellite most likely use a large, unfurlable dish antenna to collect the signals. Advances in both antenna and electronics technologies have allowed for a large reduction in size compared the Trumpet predecessors.

Delta IV M+(4,2)

Family: Delta
Configuration: M+(4,2)

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Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    66.2 m
  • Diameter
    5.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    292 T
  • Thrust
    4200 kN
Family
  • Name
    Delta IV M+(4,2)
  • Family
    Delta
  • Variant
    M+(4,2)
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Delta IV M+(4,2)
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $350000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    11920 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    6270 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United Launch Alliance

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CEO: Tory Bruno Founded: 2006 Successes: 160 Failures: 0 Pending: 46

Agency Type: Commercial

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

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