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Titan 404B

United States Air Force

Launch Status


NROL-9 (Misty 2)

Type: Government/Top Secret

This satellite is suspected to be a stealthy electro-optical reconnaissance satellite. The program name for developing an stealth IMINT capability is reportedly “Misty”. Hobbyist satellite observers continue to track an object from that launch in a 2700 km × 3100 km, 63.4° orbit, but detailed orbital analysis reveals significant solar radiation pressure perturbations, from an area to mass ratio of about 0.1 m2/kg, 10 to 20 times that of a payload, and more akin to debris or a decoy, can be deduced. It appears to be no more than 5 to 10 m across, and only a few hundred kilograms in mass. If USA 144 is Misty-2, then it is likely to be in a 700 to 800 km, quasi 65° orbit. These orbits are low-drag, so orbit maintenance manoeuvres are not required.


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Mission patch for NROL-9 (Misty 2)


Space Launch Complex 4E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

714 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 4E, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA


Titan 404B – Lockheed Martin

  • Family: Titan
  • Length: 54 m
  • Diameter: 3.05 m
  • Launch Mass: 910 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 21680 kg

The Titan 404B was manufactured by Lockheed Martin with the first launch on 1999-05-22. Titan 404B has 3 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 3 launches. Titan IV was a family of heavy-lift space launch vehicles developed by Martin Marietta and operated by the United States Air Force from 1989 to 2005.


United States Air Force – USAF

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: USAF
  • Country: USA
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