space launch system

space flight

spacex

spacex launch

space launches

space launches today

space launch today

space launch

rocket

launches

rocket launch

launch

rocket ship

launched

space rockets

nasa calendar

nasa launch

launch rocket

space

space-realm-img

advancing space interest and tracking

loading-svg

LAUNCHES

LAUNCHES - ALL

LAUNCHES - UPCOMING

LAUNCHES - PAST

LAUNCHES - LIVE

NEWS

NEWS - ALL

LAUNCHERS

LAUNCHERS - ALL

SPACECRAFT

SPACECRAFT - ALL

COMPANIES

COMPANIES - ALL

NROL-107 (Silent Barker) - Space launch mission detailed information

MISSION NAME

NROL-107 (Silent Barker)

Status

TBD

DATE

31 MAR 2023

LAUNCH PROVIDER

United Launch Alliance + -img

United Launch Alliance

Launch Pad

Space Launch Complex 41

USA

Description

Classified space situational awareness (SSA) payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

Atlas V 551

Atlas V 551

USA

Rocket Description

Atlas V is an expendable launch system in the Atlas rocket family. It was formerly operated by Lockheed Martin and is now operated by United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture with Boeing. Each Atlas V rocket uses a Russian-built RD-180 engine burning kerosene and liquid oxygen to power its first stage and an American-built RL10 engine burning liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen to power its Centaur upper stage. The RD-180 engines are provided by RD Amross, while Aerojet Rocketdyne provides both the RL10 engines and the strap-on boosters used in some configurations. The standard payload fairing sizes are 4 or 5 meters in diameter and of various lengths. Fairings sizes as large as 7.2 m in diameter and up to 32.3 m in length have been considered. The rocket is assembled in Decatur, Alabama and Harlingen, Texas.

© 2021 SpaceRealm. All rights reserved. ​​