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NROL-6

Titan IVB

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

NROL-6 (Orion 4)

Type: Government/Top Secret

The Orion 3 and 4 (RIO 3, 4) satellites, which are generally known as ‘Advanced Orion’ or ‘Mentor’, are geostationary signals intelligence satellites, which replaced the Magnum / Orion series. Their purpose is to intercept missile telemetry from Russia and China and the COMINT capability of the Mercury satellites was merged into this series. These satellites are launched under the designation Program 7600.

Mission patch for NROL-6 (Orion 4)

Location

Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

847 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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