NROL/Lacrosse

(Selected)
National Reconnaissance Office Launch
(NROL) series satellites

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This page contains (selected) philatelic information on National Reconnaissance Office Launch (NROL) series satellites. Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the satellites featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

Launch information
(found elsewhere)
Launch covers
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
(farther below)
Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
(immediately below)
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Below is a list of National Reconnaissance Office Launch (NROL) series satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
National Reconnaissance Office Launch (NROL) (NRO)
SpainNoneCachet on stamped envelope2013"Topaz-3" / "NROL-39"
SpainNoneCachet (different) on stamped envelope (same)2013"Topaz-3" / "NROL-39"
SpainNoneCachet (different) on stamped envelope (same)2013"Topaz-3" / "NROL-39"


Below is a list of (Selected) National Reconnaissance Office Launch (NROL) series satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
(Selected) National Reconnaissance Office Launch (NROL) (NRO)
2001-10-05: NROL-14 (KH11-13)
United States2001-10-05Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc CA(SCP) cachet on coverNROL-14 launch
2005-10-19: NROL-20 (KH11-14)
United States2005-10-19Vandenberg AFB, CA(SCP) cachet on coverNROL-20 launch
2006-06-28: NROL-22
United States2006-06-27Vandenberg AFB, CA(Printed) cachet on coverNROL-22 launch
2010-11-21: NROL-32
United States2010-11-21Cape Canaveral FL(Lollini) cachet on coverNROL-32 launch
2011-01-20: NROL-49 (KH11-15)
United States2011-01-20Vandenberg AFB, CA(Lollini) cachet on coverNROL-49 launch
United States2011-01-20Vandenberg AFB, CA(Sarmiento) cachet on coverNROL-49 launch
2011-02-06: NROL-66
United States2011-02-06Vandenberg AFB, CA(Lollini) cachet on coverNROL-66 launch
2011-03-11: NROL-27 (SDS-3-6)
United States2011-03-11Cape Canaveral FL(Lollini) cachet on coverNROL-27 (SDS-3-6) launch
United States2011-03-11GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Printed) cachet on coverNROL-27 (SDS-3-6) launch
2011-04-14: NROL-34 (NOSS-3-5A/5B)
United States2011-04-14Vandenberg AFB, CA(Lollini) cachet on coverNROL-34 launch
2012-06-29: NROL-15
United States2012-06-29Cape Canaveral FL(Lollini) cachet on cover, also backNROL-15 launch
2013-08-28: NROL-65 (KH11-16)
United States2013-08-28Vandenberg AFB, CA(Sarmiento) cachet on coverNROL-65 launch
2016-02-10: NROL-45
United States2016-02-10Vandenberg AFB, CA(Printed) cachet on coverNROL-45 launch
United States2016-02-10Vandenberg AFB, CA(Lollini) cachet on coverNROL-45 launch
United States2016-02-10Vandenberg AFB, CA(Printed) cachet on coverNROL-45 launch
2016-06-11: NROL-37
United States2016-06-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverNROL-37 launch
United States2016-06-11Cape Canaveral FL(Printed) cachet (same) on coverNROL-37 launch
United States2016-06-11Cape Canaveral FL(Lollini) cachet on coverNROL-37 launch
2015-10-08: NROL-55 (NOSS-3-7A/7B)
United States2015-10-08Vandenberg AFB, CA(Printed) cachet on coverNROL-55 launch
2016-07-28: NROL-61 (SDS-4-1)
United States2016-07-28Cape Canaveral FL(Printed) cachet on coverNROL-61 (SDS-4-1) launch
United States2016-07-28Cape Canaveral FL(Printed) cachet (different) on coverNROL-61 (SDS-4-1) launch
2017-03-01: NROL-79 (NOSS-3-8A/8B)
United States2017-03-01Vandenberg AFB, CA(Lollini) cachet on coverNROL-79 launch
2017-09-24: NROL-42 (SBIRS-Heo-4)
Finland2017-09-241Kerava(SV) cachet on coverNROL-42 launch
Finland2017-09-241Kerava(SV) cachet (slightly different) on coverNROL-42 launch
2017-10-15: NROL-52 (SDS-4-2)
Finland2017-10-151Kerava(SV) cachet on coverNROL-52 launch
United States2017-10-15Cape Canaveral FL(Printed) cachet on coverNROL-52 launch

1These Kerava, Finland, cancels read "xx.xx.2117" in error, with year 2017 intended.


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