NROL-13 (Intruder 5A & 5B)
Type: Government/Top Secret
NOSS-3 (Naval Ocean Surveillance System), which is likely not the official designation, is the third generation of NOSS satellites, which are low orbit SIGINT satellites. In 2013, the designation Intruder leaked out. These satellites carry equipment to track ships and aircraft via their radio transmissions. Positions of the origin of the transmissions are determined by triangulation. Each launch consists of two satellites of similar size in the same orbit. Both satellites maneuver to stationkeep relative to one another.
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Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
734 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.
Lockheed Martin – LMT
- Type: Commercial
- Abbreviation: LMT
- Founded: 1953
- Launchers: Titan | Agena
- Spacecraft: Hubble | JUNO | InSight
- Country: USA
Lockheed Martin’s Space Division started in the production of missiles and later ICBM’s in the 1950s. Their TITAN missile system was used for 12 Gemini spacecraft and the Voyager probes. They have worked largely in collaboration with NASA on many of their probes, landers, and spacecraft, and hope to play a key role in NASA’s return to the moon in 2024.