DMSP / USA

(Selected)
USA-series
satellites

SDS-2 / USA
DMSP / USASDS-2 / USA

Below is a list of (Selected) United States of America (USA) series satellites, including launch dates and links to information on the satellites. If readers know of additional information, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.


Since all USA-series satellites have other names as well, launch covers and other postal items for these satellites are found under those other names. This page includes only those USA-series satellites which are described elsewhere on this website.

SatelliteLaunch DateOther NameMission or PurposeType/Discipline
(Selected) United States of America (USA)
USA-11984-06-13GPS-9 / Navstar-9navigationnavigation
USA-21984-06-26KH9-19reconnaissancemilitary
USA-41984-08-28SDS-5military communicationscommunications
USA-51984-09-08GPS-10 / Navstar-10navigationnavigation
USA-61984-12-04KH11-6reconnaissancemilitary
USA-8 [STS-51C/Discovery-deployed]1985-01-24Magnum-1 / Orion-1reconnaissancemilitary
USA-91985-02-08SDS-6military communicationscommunications
USA-101985-10-09GPS-11 / Navstar-11navigationnavigation
USA-11/12 [STS-51J/Atlantis-deployed]1985-10-03DSCS-3-B4/5military communicationscommunications
USA-191986-09-05VSM / DM-43 / SDI-1strategic defensemilitary
USA-211987-02-12SDS-7military communicationscommunications
USA-261987-06-20DMSP-5D2-F8polar-orbiting weathermilitary
USA-271987-10-26KH11-8reconnaissancemilitary
USA-291988-02-03DMSP-5D2-F9polar-orbiting weathermilitary
USA-331988-06-11KH11-9reconnaissancemilitary
USA-34 [STS-27R/Atlantis-deployed]1988-12-02Lacrosse-1 / Onyx-1reconnaissancemilitary
USA-361989-03-24Delts-StarSDImilitary
USA-40 [STS-28R/Columbia-deployed]1989-08-08SDS-2-1military communicationscommunications
USA-41 [STS-28R/Colombia-deployed]1989-08-08GLOMR? / SSFmilitary communicationsmilitary
USA-431989-09-04DSCS-2-E15military communicationscommunications
USA-441989-09-04DSCS-3-A2military communicationscommunications
USA-48 [STS-33R/Discovery-deployed]1989-11-23Magnum-2 / Orion-2reconnaissancemilitary
USA-53 [STS-36/Atlantis-deployed]1990-02-28Misty-1reconnaissancemilitary
USA-591990-06-08SLDCOM-1reconnaissancemilitary
USA-60/61/621990-06-08Intruder-1A/1B/1Creconnaissancemilitary
USA-67 [STS-38/Atlantis-deployed]1990-11-16SDS-2-2military communicationscommunications
USA-681990-12-01DMSP-5D2-F10polar-orbiting weathermilitary
USA-70 [STS-39/Discovery-deployed]1991-04-28GLOMR? / MPECmilitary communicationsmilitary
USA-731991-11-28DMSP-5D2-F11polar-orbiting weathermilitary
USA-75 [STS-44/Atlantis-deployed]1991-11-21DSP-16missile detectionmilitary
USA-781992-02-11DSCS-3-B14military communicationscommunications
USA-861992-11-28KH11-10reconnaissancemilitary
USA-87 [STS-53/Discovery-deployed]1992-12-02SDS-2-3military communicationscommunications
USA-981993-12-08NATO-4Bmilitary communicationscommunications
USA-1011994-03-13TAOSspace technologymilitary
USA-1021994-03-13DARPASatspace technologymilitary
USA-1031994-05-03Trumpet-1reconnaissancemilitary
USA-1061994-08-29DMSP-5D2-F12polar-orbiting weathermilitary
USA-1121995-07-10Trumpet-2reconnaissancemilitary
USA-1091995-03-24DMSP-5D2-F13polar-orbiting weathermilitary
USA-1161995-12-05KH11-11reconnaissancemilitary
USA-1251996-07-03SDS-2-4military communicationscommunications
USA-1291996-11-20KH11-12 / NROL-2reconnaissancemilitary
USA-1311997-04-04DMSP-5D2-F14polar-orbiting weathermilitary
USA-1361997-11-07Trumpet-3reconnaissancemilitary
USA-1371998-01-29SDS-3-1military communicationscommunications
USA-1471999-12-12DMSP-5D3-F15polar-orbiting weathermilitary
USA-1552000-12-06SDS-3-2military communicationscommunications
USA-1612001-10-05KH11-13 / NROL-14reconnaissancemilitary
USA-1622001-10-11SDS-3-3military communicationscommunications
USA-1692003-04-08Milstar-2-4military communicationsmilitary
USA-1722003-10-18DMSP-5D3-F16polar-orbiting weathermilitary
USA-1792004-08-31SDS-3-4military communicationscommunications
USA-181/181-22005-02-03NROL-23 / NOSS-3-3A/3B / Intruder-7A/7Breconnaissancemilitary
USA-1842006-06-28NROL-22 / Trumpet-F/O-1reconnaissancemilitary
USA-1862005-10-19KH11-14 / NROL-20reconnaissancemilitary
USA-1872006-06-21MITEX-Atechnologymilitary
USA-1882006-06-21MITEX-Btechnologymilitary
USA-1892006-06-21MITEX-NUStechnologymilitary
USA-1912006-11-04DMSP-5D3-F17polar-orbiting weathermilitary
USA-194/194-2 [partial failure]2007-06-15NROL-30 / NOSS-3-4A/4B / Intruder-8A/8Breconnaissancemilitary
USA-1982007-12-10SDS-3-5 / Quasar-16military communicationscommunications
USA-2002008-03-13NROL-28 / Trumpet-F/O-1-2reconnaissancemilitary
USA-2102009-10-18DMSP-5D3-F18polar-orbiting weathermilitary
USA-2152010-09-21NROL-41 / Topaz-1reconnaissancemilitary
USA-2162010-10-26SBSSreconnaissancemilitary
USA-2172010-11-20STPSat-2space technologymilitary
USA-2222010-11-20OSCAR-69 / FASTRAC-1amateur radioamateur
USA-2232010-11-21NROL-32 / Orion-7reconnaissancemilitary
USA-2242011-01-20KH11-15 / NROL-49reconnaissancemilitary
USA-2252011-02-06NROL-66 / RPPreconnaissancemilitary
USA-2272011-03-11NROL-27 / SDS-3-6 / Quasar-17military communicationscommunications
USA-2282010-11-20OSCAR-70 / FASTRAC-2amateur radioamateur
USA-229/229-22011-04-15NROL-34 / NOSS-3-5A/5B / Intruder-9A/9Breconnaissancemilitary
USA-2302011-05-07SBIRS-Geo-1reconnaissancemilitary
USA-2342012-04-03NROL-25 / Topaz-2reconnaissancemilitary
USA-2362012-06-20NROL-38 / SDS-3-7 / Quasar-18military comunicationsmilitary
USA-2372012-06-29NROL-15 / Orion-8reconnaissancemilitary
USA-2412013-03-19SBIRS-Geo-2reconnaissancemilitary
USA-2422013-05-15GPS-2-F4GPSnavigation
USA-2452013-08-28KH11-16 / NROL-65reconnaissancemilitary
USA-2462013-09-18AEHF-3reconnaissancemilitary
USA-2472013-12-06NROL-39 / Topaz-3reconnaissancemilitary
USA-2492014-04-03DMSP-5D3-F19polar-orbiting weathermilitary
USA-2522014-05-22NROL-33 / SDS-3-8 / Quasar-19military communicationsmilitary
USA-2532014-07-28GSSAP-1reconnaissancemilitary
USA-2542014-07-28GSSAP-2reconnaissancemilitary
USA-2552014-07-28ANGELSnavigationnavigation
USA-2572014-09-17Nemesis-2reconnaissancemilitary
USA-2672016-02-10NROL-45 / Topaz-4reconnaissancemilitary
USA-2682016-06-11NROL-37 / Orion-9reconnaissancemilitary
USA-264/264-22015-10-08NROL-55 / NOSS-3-7A/7B / Intruder-11A/11Breconnaissancemilitary
USA-2692016-07-28NROL-61 / SDS-4-1 / Quasar-20military communicationscommunications
USA-2702016-08-19GSSAP-3reconnaissancemilitary
USA-2712016-08-19GSSAP-4reconnaissancemilitary
USA-2732017-01-12SBIRS-Geo-3reconnaissancemilitary
USA-274/274-22017-03-01NROL-79 / NOSS-3-8A/8B / Intruder-12A/12Breconnaissancemilitary
USA-2782017-09-24NROL-42 / SBIRS-Heo-4 / Trumpet-F/O-2-2reconnaissancemilitary
USA-2792017-10-15NROL-52 / SDS-4-2 / Quasar-21military communicationscommunications


Links to USA-series satellite information:

(The link below leads to information sources that are maintained by others. They are not part of this Website.)


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