military weather

Military weather-related
and scientific/research satellites


Below are checklists of military weather-related and scientific/research satellites, including launch dates and images of the satellites. This is a work in progress, and completeness is our goal. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

Unlike most of our web pages, no attempt is made to be complete for the satellite series accompanied by "selected" on this page.


Satellite series covered:


US Air Force (USAF) Defense Satellite Application Program (DSAP) / Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)* series:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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DSAP-1-F1 / P35-1 [failed]1962-05-24DMSP-1DSAP/DMSPDSAP/DMSP
DSAP-1-F2 / P35-21962-08-23
DSAP-1-F31963-02-19
DSAP-1-F4 / P35-4 [failed]1963-04-26
DSAP-1-F5 / P35-5 [failed]1963-09-27
DSAP-1-F6 / P35-61964-01-19
DSAP-1-F7 / P35-71964-01-19
DSAP-1-F8 / P35-81964-06-18
DSAP-1-F9 / P35-91964-06-18
DSAP-1-F10 / P35-101965-01-19
DSAP-1-F11 / P-35-111965-03-18
DSAP-2-F11965-09-10
DSAP-2-F21966-01-06
DSAP-2-F31966-03-31
DSAP-3-F11965-05-20
DSAP-4A-F11966-09-16DMSP-4A
DMSP-4A
DMSP-4
DSAP-4A-F21967-02-08
DSAP-4A-F31967-08-23
DSAP-4A-F41967-10-11
DSAP-4B-F11968-05-23
DSAP-4B-F21968-10-23
DSAP-4B-F31969-07-23
DSAP-5A-F11970-02-11DMSP-5A
DMSP-5A
DMSP-5
DSAP-5A-F21970-09-03
DSAP-5A-F31971-02-17
DSAP-5B-F11971-10-14DMSP-5B
DMSP-5B
DMSP-5B/5C
DMSP-5B/5C
DSAP-5B-F21972-03-24
DSAP-5B-F31972-11-09
DSAP-5B-F41973-08-17
DMSP-5B-F51974-03-16
DMSP-5C-F11974-08-09DMSP-5C
DMSP-5B/5C
DMSP-5B/5C
DMSP-5C-F21975-05-24
DMSP-5C-F3 [failed]1976-02-19
DMSP-5D1-F1 / AMS-11976-09-11DMSP-5D
DMSP-5D
DMSP-5D1
DMSP-5D1-F2 / AMS-21977-06-05
DMSP-5D1-F3 / AMS-31978-05-01
DMSP-5D1-F4 / AMS-41979-06-06
DMSP-5D1-F5 / AMS-5 [failed]1980-07-15
DMSP-5D2-F61982-12-21DMSP-5D2
DMSP-5D2
DMSP-5D2-F71983-11-18
DMSP-5D2-F8 / USA-261987-06-20
DMSP-5D2-F9 / USA-291988-02-03
DMSP-5D2-F10 / USA-681990-12-01
DMSP-5D2-F11 / USA-731991-11-28
DMSP-5D2-F12 / USA-1061994-08-29
DMSP-5D2-F13 / USA-1091995-03-24DMSP-5D3
DMSP-5D3
DMSP-5D2-F14 / USA-1311997-04-04
DMSP-5D3-F15 / USA-1471999-12-12
DMSP-5D3-F16 / USA-1722003-10-18
DMSP-5D3-F17 / USA-1912006-11-04
DMSP-5D3-F18 / USA-2102009-10-18
DMSP-5D3-F19 / USA-2492014-04-03DMSP-19 (patch)
DMSP-S20Canceled (built, but not launched)

*DSAP/DMSP numbering follows that given by Gunter's Space Page.

US Air Force (USAF) Discoverer / Corona-series satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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Discoverer-0 / Corona-0 [failed]1959-01-21Discoverer
Discoverer
Discoverer / CoronaDiscoverer / Corona
Discoverer-1 / Corona-11959-02-28
Discoverer-2 / Corona-21959-04-13
Discoverer-3 / Corona-3 [failed]1959-06-03
Discoverer-4 / Corona-4 / KH1-1 [failed]1959-06-25
Discoverer-5 / Corona-5 / KH1-21959-08-13
Discoverer-6 / Corona-6 / KH1-31959-08-19
Discoverer-7 / Corona-7 / KH1-41959-11-07
Discoverer-8 / Corona-8 / KH1-51959-11-20
Discoverer-9 / Corona-9 / KH1-6 [failed]1960-02-04
Discoverer-10 / Corona-10 / KH1-7 [failed]1960-02-19
Discoverer-11 / Corona-11 / KH1-81960-04-15
Discoverer-12 / Corona-12 [failed]1960-06-29
Discoverer-13 / Corona-131960-08-10
Discoverer-14 / Corona-14 / KH1-91960-08-18
Discoverer-15 / Corona-15 / KH1-101960-09-13
Discoverer-16 / Corona-16 / KH2-1 [failed]1960-10-26
Discoverer-17 / Corona-17 / KH2-21960-11-12
Discoverer-18 / Corona-18 / KH2-31960-12-07
Discoverer-19 / Corona-19 / RM-11960-12-20
Discoverer-20 / Corona-20 / KH5-11961-02-17
Discoverer-21 / Corona-21 / RM-21961-02-18
Discoverer-22 / Corona-22 / KH2-4 [failed]1961-03-30
Discoverer-23 / Corona-23 / KH5-21961-04-08
Discoverer-24 / Corona-24 / KH5-3 [failed]1961-06-08
Discoverer-25 / Corona-25 / KH2-51961-06-16
Discoverer-26 / Corona-26 / KH2-61961-07-07
Discoverer-27 / Corona-27 / KH5-4 [failed]1961-07-22
Discoverer-28 / Corona-28 / KH2-7 [failed]1961-08-03
Discoverer-29 / Corona-29 / KH3-11961-08-30
Discoverer-30 / Corona-30 / KH3-21961-09-12
Discoverer-31 / Corona-31 / KH3-31961-09-17
Discoverer-32 / Corona-32 / KH3-41961-10-13
Discoverer-33 / Corona-33 / KH3-5 [failed]1961-10-23
Discoverer-34 / Corona-34 / KH3-61961-11-05
Discoverer-35 / Corona-35 / KH3-71961-11-15
Discoverer-36 / Corona-36 / KH3-81961-12-12
Discoverer-37 / Corona-37 / KH3-9 [failed]1962-01-13
Discoverer-38 / Corona-38 / KH4-11962-02-27
Discoverer-39 / Corona-39 / KH4-21962-04-18
(Later) KeyHole (KH) series reconnaissance satellites

US Air Force (USAF) Environmental Remote Sensing (ERS), Tetrahedral Research Satellite (TRS), and Octahedral Research Satellite (ORS) series:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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US-ERS-2 / TRS-21962-09-17US-ERSUS-ERSUS-ERS
US-ERS-1 / TRS-11962-11-11
US-ERS-3 / TRS-31962-12-17
US-ERS-4 / TRS-41962-12-17
US-ERS-5 / TRS-51963-05-09
US-ERS-6 / TRS-61963-05-09
US-ERS-7 / TRS-71963-06-12
US-ERS-8 / TRS-81963-06-12
US-ERS-9 / TRS-91963-07-19
US-ERS-10 / TRS-101963-07-19
US-ERS-11 / TRS-11Not launched
US-ERS-12 / TRS-121963-10-17
US-ERS-13 / TRS-131964-07-17
US-ERS-14 / TRS-14Not launched
US-ERS-17 / ORS-31965-07-20US-ERS-17
US-ERS-17
US-ERS-16 / ORS-21966-06-09
US-ERS-15 / ORS-11966-08-19
US-ERS-18 / ORS-41967-04-28

US Air Force (USAF) Vela-series satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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Vela-1 (Vela-1A), Vela-2 (Vela-1B)1963-10-17Vela-1
Vela
VelaVela
Vela-3 (Vela-2A), Vela-4 (Vela-2B)1964-07-17
Vela-5 (Vela-3A), Vela-6 (Vela-3B)1965-07-20Vela-5/6
Vela-7 (Vela-4A), Vela-8 (Vela-4B)1967-04-28Vela (advanced)
Vela-9/10
Vela-9 (Vela-5A), Vela-10 (Vela-5B)1969-05-23
Vela-11 (Vela-6A), Vela-12 (Vela-6B)1970-04-08

(Selected) US Air Force (USAF) Orbiting Vehicle (OV) series satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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OV1-1 [failed]1965-01-21OV1OVOV
OV1-21965-10-05
OV2-1 [failed]1965-10-15
OV2-31965-12-21
OV1-4, OV1-51966-03-29
OV3-11966-04-22
OV3-41966-06-10
OV1-7, OV1-81966-07-14OV1-8
OV3-31966-08-04
OV4-3, OV4-1R, OV4-1T, OV1-61966-11-03OV4-3
OV1-9, OV1-101966-12-11
OV3-51967-01-21OV3
OV5-1, OV5-31967-04-28
OV1-13, OV1-141968-04-06OV1-14
OV1-15, OV1-161968-07-11
OV5-81968-08-16
OV2-5, OV5-2, OV5-41968-09-26OV2-5
OV5-4
OV1-17, OV1-17A, OV1-18, OV1-191969-03-17
OV5-5, OV5-6, OV5-91969-05-23
OV1-20P, OV1-21P1971-08-07OV1-20P

US Air Force (USAF) Lincoln Experimental Satellite (LES) series:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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LES-11965-02-11LES-1LESLES
LES-21965-05-06
LES-3, LES-41965-12-21
LES-51967-07-01
LES-61968-09-26
LES-7Unknown
LES-8, LES-91976-03-15

US Air Force (USAF) Lincoln Calibration Sphere (LCS) series:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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LCS-11965-05-06LCSLCSLCS
LCS-2 [failed]1965-10-15
LCS-3 [failed]1968-08-16
LCS-41971-08-07

US Air Force (USAF) MIssile Defense Alarm System (MIDAS) series satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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MIDAS-1 [failed]1960-02-26MIDASMIDAS
MIDAS-21960-05-24MIDAS-2
MIDAS-31961-07-12MIDAS-3/4/5 type
MIDAS-41961-10-21
MIDAS-51962-04-09
MIDAS-6 [failed]1962-12-17MIDAS-6
MIDAS-71963-05-09
MIDAS-8 [failed]1963-06-13
MIDAS-91963-07-18
MIDAS-101966-06-09
MIDAS-11 [partial failure]1966-08-19
MIDAS-121966-10-05

Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) LOw Frequency Trans Ionospheric (LOFTI) series satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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LOFTI-1 [partial failure]1961-02-22LOFTI-1LOFTI-1 (with Transt-3B)
LOFTI-2A [failed]1962-01-24LOFTI-2A (with Injun-2 and SolRad-4A)
LOFTI-2B [partial failure]1963-06-15LOFTI-2BLOFTI-2B (with SolRad-6)

Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Poppy / Gravity Gradient Stabilization Experiment (GGSE) series:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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Poppy-1A, Poppy-1B1962-12-13GGSE-1Poppy-1A/1B (with Injun-3)
Poppy-2A / SolRad-6, Poppy-2C / RADOSE / Dosimeter1963-06-15Poppy (24-inch)Poppy-2A (with SolRad-6)
Poppy-3A / SolRad-7A1964-01-11
Poppy-2B1963-06-15GGSE-1Poppy-2B (with SolRad-6)
Poppy-3B, Poppy-3C / GGSE-11964-01-11
Poppy-4A / SolRad-7B, Poppy-4B, Poppy-4C / GGSE-2, Poppy-4D / GGSE-31965-03-09Poppy (24-inch)
GGSE-3
Poppy-4 (with SolRad-7B and OSCAR-3 and SECOR-3)
Poppyp-5A, Poppy-5B / GGSE-4, Poppy-5C, Poppy-5D / GGSE-51967-05-31
Poppy-6A, Poppy-6B, Poppy-6C, Poppy-6D1969-09-30Poppy (multifaceted)
Poppy-7A, Poppy-7B, Poppy-7C, Poppy-7D1971-12-14

(Selected) US Air Force (USAF) KeyHole (KH) series reconnaissance satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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(Earlier) Discoverer / Corona / KeyHole (KH) reconnaissance satellites
KH4-1 / Discoverer-38 / Corona-381962-02-27KHKH
KH4-2 / Discoverer-39 / Corona-391962-04-18
KH4-3 / Corona1962-04-28
KH5-5 / Argon1962-05-15
KH4-41962-05-29
KH4-51962-06-02
KH4-101962-08-04
KH5-61962-09-01
KH4-121962-09-17
KH4-131962-09-29
KH4-141962-11-05
KH5-8 [failed]1963-04-26
KH6-2 / Lanyard1963-05-18
KH4-211963-06-12
KH4-221963-06-26
KH7-2 / Gambit1963-09-06
KH4-251963-11-27
KH4-261963-12-21
KH7-51964-02-25
KH4A-191965-04-29
KH4A-201965-05-18
KH8-1 / Gambit1966-07-29KH8
KH4B-41966-08-09
KH7-321966-09-17
KH4A-421967-06-16
KH8-7 / Gambit1967-08-16
KH8-101967-12-05
KH8-151968-08-06
KH4A-481968-09-18
KH4A-501969-03-19
KH8-211969-04-15
KH4A-511969-05-01
KH8-221969-06-03
KH8-241969-10-24
KH4B-111970-07-22
KH8-281970-08-18
KH4B-121970-11-18
KH8-301971-01-21
KH8-311971-04-22
KH8-331971-10-23
KH9-2 / Hexagon / Big Bird1972-01-20KH9
KH9
KH8-341972-03-17
KH8-351972-05-20
KH4B-171972-05-25
KH9-31972-07-07
KH8-361972-09-01
KH9-41972-10-10
KH8-371972-12-21
KH9-51973-03-09
KH8-381973-05-16
KH8-39 [failed]1973-06-26
KH9-61973-07-13
KH8-411974-02-13
KH9-81974-04-10
KH8-421974-06-06
KH8-431974-08-14
KH9-91974-10-29
KH8-441975-04-18
KH9-101975-08-06
KH8-451975-10-09
KH8-461976-03-22
KH8-471976-09-15
KH11-1 / Kennen / Crystal1976-12-19
KH8-481977-03-13
KH9-131977-06-27
KH8-491977-09-23
KH9-141978-03-16
KH11-21978-06-14
KH8-501979-05-29
KH11-31980-02-07
KH9-161980-06-18
KH9-19 / USA-21984-06-26
KH11-6 / Crystal / USA-61984-12-04
KH11-7 [failed]1985-08-28
KH9-20 [failed]1986-04-18
KH11-8 / USA-271987-10-26
KH11-9 / USA-331988-06-11
KH11-10 / USA-861992-11-28
KH11-11 / USA-1161995-12-05
KH11-12 / NROL-2 / USA-1291996-12-20
KH11-13 / NROL-14 / USA-1612001-10-05
KH11-14 / NROL-20 / USA-1862005-10-19
KH11-15 / NROL-49 / USA-2242011-01-20
KH11-16 / NROL-65 / USA-2452013-08-28
KeyHole (KH)-12 series not yet declassified

(Selected) US Air Force (USAF) Satellite And Missile Observation Satellite (SAMOS) series:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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SAMOS-1 [failed]1960-10-11SAMOSSAMOS
SAMOS-21961-01-31
SAMOS-3 [failed]1961-09-09
SAMOS-41961-11-22
SAMOS-51961-12-22
SAMOS-61962-03-07SAMOS-6
SAMOS-71962-04-26
SAMOS-81962-06-17
SAMOS-91962-07-18
SAMOS-101962-08-05
SAMOS-111962-11-11
SAMOS-F2-41963-06-29SAMOS-F1

US Air Force (USAF) Defense Support Program (DSP) series satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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DSP-1 [partial failure]1970-11-06DSP-1DSPDSP
DSP-21971-05-05
DSP-31972-03-01
DSP-41972-06-12DSP-4
DSP-51975-12-14DSP-5
DSP-61976-06-26
DSP-71977-02-06DSP-8
DSP-81979-06-10
DSP-91981-03-16
DSP-101982-03-06
DSP-111984-04-14
DSP-12 / USA-71984-12-22
DSP-13 / USA-281987-11-29DSP-13
DSP-14 / USA-391989-06-14DSP-14
DSP-15 / USA-651990-11-13
DSP-16 / USA-75 [STS-44/Atlantis-deployed]1991-11-21
DSP-17 / USA-1071994-12-22
DSP-18 / USA-1301997-02-23
DSP-19 / USA-142 [failed]1999-04-09
DSP-20 / USA-1492000-05-08
DSP-21 / USA-1592001-08-06
DSP-22 / USA-1762004-02-14
DSP-23 / USA-1972007-11-11

US Air Force (USAF) Canyon-series satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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Canyon-11968-08-06Canyon (concept)CanyonCanyon
Canyon-21969-04-13
Canyon-31970-09-01
Canyon-4 [failed]1971-12-04
Canyon-51972-12-20
Canyon-61975-06-18
Canyon-71977-05-23

(Selected) US Air Force (USAF) Trumpet-series satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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Trumpet-1 / USA-1031994-05-03
Trumpet-2 / USA-1121995-07-10
Trumpet-3 / USA-1361997-11-07Trumpet-3
Trumpet-F/O-1 / NROL-22 / USA-1842006-06-28
Trumpet-F/O-1-2 / NROL-28 / USA-2002008-03-13
Trumpet-F/O-2-2 / NROL-42 / SBIRS-Heo-4 / USA-2782017-09-24

US Air Force (USAF) Topaz-series satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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Topaz-1 / NROL-41 / USA-2152010-09-21
Topaz-2 / NROL-25 / USA-2342012-04-03
Topaz-3 / NROL-39 / USA-2472013-12-06
Topaz-4 / NROL-45 / USA-2672016-02-10

(Selected) National Reconaissance Office Launch (NROL) series satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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NROL-2 / KH11-12 / USA-1291996-12-20NROLNROL
NROL-14 / KH11-13 / USA-1612001-10-05
NROL-23 / NOSS-3-3A/3B / USA-1812005-02-03
NROL-20 / KH11-14 / USA-1862005-10-19
NROL-22 / Trumpet-F/O-1 / USA-1842006-06-28
NROL-30 / NOSS-3-4A/4B / USA-194 [partial failure]2007-06-15
NROL-24 / SDS-3-5 / Quasar-16 / USA-1982007-12-10
NROL-28 / Trumpet-F/O-1-2 / USA-2002008-03-13
NROL-41 / Topaz-1 / USA-2152010-09-21
NROL-32 / Orion-7 / USA-2232010-22-21
NROL-49 / KH11-15 / USA-2242011-01-20
NROL-66 / RPP / USA-2252011-02-06
NROL-27 / SDS-3-6 / Quasar-17 / USA-2272011-03-11
NROL-34 / NOSS-3-5A/5B / USA-2292011-04-15
NROL-25 / Topaz-2 / USA-2342012-04-03
NROL-38 / SDS-3-7 / Quasar-18 / USA-2362012-06-20
NROL-15 / Orion-8 / USA-2372012-06-29
NROL-65 / KH11-16 / USA-2452013-08-28
NROL-39 / Topaz-3 / USA-2472013-12-06
NROL-33 / SDS-3-8 / Quasar-19 / USA-2522014-05-22
NROL-45 / Topaz-4 / USA-2672016-02-10
NROL-37 / Orion-9 / USA-2682016-06-11
NROL-55 / NOSS-3-7A/7B / USA-264/264-22015-10-08
NROL-61 / SDS-4-1 / Quasar-20 / USA-2692016-07-28
NROL-79 / NOSS-3-8A/8B / USA-274/274-22017-03-01
NROL-52 / SDS-4-2 / Quasar-21 / USA-2792017-10-15

(Selected) US Air Force (USAF) P11 series satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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P11-44011963-12-21P11P11-4401 (with KH4-26)
P11-44061966-09-16P11-4406 (with KH7-32)
P11-44091967-06-16P11-4409 (with KH4A-42)
P11-44131968-09-18P11-4413 (with KH4A-48)
P11-44181969-03-19P11-4418 (with KH4A-50)
P11-44171969-05-01P11-4417 (with KH4A-51)
P11-44231970-11-18P11-4423 (with KH4B-12)
P11-44241972-01-20P11-4424 (with KH9-2)
P11-44251972-07-07P11-4425 (with KH9-3)
P11-44261973-11-10P11-4426 (with KH9-7)
P11-44281974-04-10P11-4428 (with KH9-8)
P11-44291974-10-29P11-4429 (with KH9-9)
P11-44321978-03-16P11-4432 (with KH9-14)

(Selected) US Air Force (USAF) P801 series satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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P801-41972-10-10P801-4 (with KH9-4)
P801-51973-11-10P801-5 (with KH9-7)
P801-61980-06-18P801-6 (with KH9-16)

(Selected) US Navy Ocean Surveillance Satellite (NOSS) series:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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NOSS-1 / Parcae-1, MSD-11976-04-30NOSS-1NOSSNOSS
NOSS-2 / Parcae-2, MSD-21977-12-08
NOSS-3 / Parcae-3, MSD-31980-03-03
NOSS-4 / Parcae-4, MSD-4 [failed]1980-12-09
NOSS-3-3A/3B / NROL-23 / USA-1812005-02-03
NOSS-3-4A/4B / NROL-30 / USA-194 [partial failure]2007-06-15
NOSS-3-5A/5B / NROL-34 / USA-2292011-04-15
NOSS-3-7A/7B / NROL-55 / USA-264/264-22015-10-08
NOSS-3-8A/8B / NROL-79 / USA-274/274-22017-03-01

US Air Force (USAF) Space Test Program SATellite (STPSat) series:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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STPSat-12007-03-09STPSat-1
STPSat-2 / USA-2172010-11-20STPSat-2
STPSat-3 / TCTE2013-11-20
STPSat-52018-?STPSat-5

National Reconiassance Office (NRO) Rhyolite / Aquacade series satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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Rhyolite-1 / Aquacade-11970-06-19RhyoliteRhyoliteRhyolite
Rhyolite-2 / Aquacade-21973-03-06
Rhyolite-3 / Aquacade-31977-12-11
Rhyolite-4 / Aquacade-41978-04-07

(Selected) Space Based InfraRed Sensor (SBIRS)-Geo and -Heo series satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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SBIRS-Geo-1 / USA-2302011-07-05SBIRS-GeoSBIRS-Geo-1
SBIRS-Geo-1
SBIRS-Geo-1
SBIRS-Geo
SBIRS-Geo
SBIRS-Geo
SBIRS-Geo-2 / USA-2412013-03-19SBIRS-Geo"SBIRS-Geo-2"
SBIRS-Geo-3 / USA-2732017-01-12SBIRS-GeoSBIRS-Geo-3
SBIRS-Heo-4 / USA-2782017-09-24SBIRS-Heo-4 / NROL-42
SBIRS-Geo-4 / USA-2822018-01-20

Jumpseat series satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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Jumpseat-11971-03-20Jumpseat-1
Jumpseat-2 [failed]1972-02-16Jumpseat-2
Jumpseat-41975-03-08Jumpseat-4
Jumpseat-4

(Selected) US Air Force (USAF) Intruder-series satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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Intruder-1A/1B/1C / USA-60/61/621990-06-08Intruder-1A/1B/1C
Intruder-1A/1B/1C
Intruder-7A/7B / USA-181 / NROL-23 / NOSS-3-3A/3B2005-02-03
Intruder-8A/8B / USA-194 / NROL-30 / NOSS-3-4A/4B2007-06-15
Intruder-9A/9B / USA-229 / NROL-34 / NOSS-3-5A/5B2011-04-15
Intruder-11A/11B / USA-264/264-2 / NROL-55 / NOSS-3-7A/7B2015-10-08
Intruder-12A/12B / USA-274/274-2 / NROL-79 / NOSS-3-8A/8B2017-03-01

(Selected) US Air Force (USAF) Orion/Magnum-series satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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Orion-1 / Magnum-1 / USA-8 [STS-51C/Discovery-deployed]1985-01-24Magnum-1
Orion-2 / Magnum-2 / USA-48 [STS-33R/Discovery-deployed]1989-11-23Magnum-2
Orion-7 / NROL-32 / USA-2232010-22-21
Orion-8 / NROL-15 / USA-2372012-06-29
Orion-9 / NROL-37 / USA-2682016-06-11

(Selected) US Air Force (USAF) Chalet/Vortex-series satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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Chalet-8 / Vortex-81978-06-12Chalet-8
Chalet-8 (signed)
Chalet-10 / Vortex-101981-10-31Chalet-10
Chalet-11 / Vortex-111984-01-21Chalet-11

Other (selected) US military satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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DASH-11963-05-09DASH-1 (with MIDAS-7 and US-ERS-5/6)
Westford-21963-05-09Westford-2 (with MIDAS-7 and US-ERS-5/6)
Wild Bill-4 [partial failure]1963-06-15Wild Bill-4 (with SolRad-6)
Hitchhiker-11963-06-26HitchhikerHitchhiker-1 (with KH4-22)
GRS (CRL-1)1963-06-29GRSGRSGRS
P698BK-1-D21963-06-29P698BK0-1-D2
P698BK0-1-D2
P698BK0-1-D2
DASH-21963-07-18DASH-2 (with MIDAS-9 and US-ERS-9/10)
ORBIS-11964-04-21ORBIS-1
ORBIS-1
ESRS (CRL-2)1964-06-2ESRSESRSESRS
Hitchhiker-21964-08-14Hitchhiker
Snapshot1965-04-03Snapshot (with SECOR-4) (SNAP-10A)
GGTS-11966-06-16GGTS-1GGTS-1 (with IDCSP-1/7)
GGTS-2 [failed]1966-08-26GGTS-2 (with IDCSP-8/14)
RTS-1-31966-10-05RTS-1RTS-1-3 (with SECOR-8)
DODGE1967-07-01DODGEDODGE (with IDCSP-16/19)
Cannonball-1 / LOADS-11968-07-11Cannonball-1 (with OV1-15/16)
Orbiscal-1 / P68-1 [failed]1968-08-16Orbiscal-1 (with OV5-8 and LCS-3 and SECOR-11/12 and 8 others)
Mylar Balloon [failed]1968-08-16Mylar BalloonMylar Balloon (with OV5-8 and LCS-3 and SECOR-11/12 and 8 others)
Rigidsphere [failed]1968-08-16RigidsphereRigidsphere (with OV5-8 and LCS-3 and SECOR-11/12 and 8 others)
Gridsphere-1, Gridsphere-2 [failed]1968-08-16GridsphereGridsphere-1/2 (with OV5-8 and LCS-3 and SECOR-11/12and 8 others)
Cannonball-2 / LOADS-21971-08-07Cannonball-2Cannonball-2 (with OV1-20P/21P)
RDTS1971-08-07RDTSRDTS (with OV1-20P/21P)
Mylar Balloon1971-08-07Mylar BalloonMylar Balloon (with OV1-20P/21P)
Rigidsphere1971-08-07RigidsphereRigidsphere (with OV1-20P/21P)
Gridsphere-1, Gridsphere-21971-08-07GridsphereGridsphere-1/2 (with OV1-20P/21P)
FRUSA / ASTEX1971-10-17ASTEXFRUSAFRUSA
IRCB1974-04-10IRCB (with KH9-8)
S3-11974-10-29S3-1S3-1 (with KH9-9)
P226-11975-08-06P226-1 (with KH9-10)
Wideband / P76-51976-05-22WidebandWideband/P76-5Wideband/P76-5
GLOMR [STS-51B/Challenger-attempted-deployment]1985-04-29GLOMRGLOMR (attempted-deployment)
GLOMR-1 / "CheapSat" [STS-61A/Challenger-deployed]1985-10-30GLOMR-1
Pearl Ruby [failed]1986-04-18Pearl Ruby (with KH9-20)
VSM / DM-43 / SDI-1 / USA-191986-09-05VSM
Lacrosse-1 / Onyx-1 / USA-34 [STS-27R/Atlantis-deployed]1988-12-02LacrosseLacrosse-1
Delta-Star / USA-361989-03-24Delta-StarDelta-Star
GLOMR? / SSF / USA-41 [STS-28R/Colombia-deployed]1989-08-08GLOMRGLOMR? / SSF (with SDS-2-1)
Misty-1 / USA-53 [STS-36/Atlantis-deployed]1990-02-28Misty-1
MACSAT-1, MACSAT-21990-05-09MACSAT-1/2MACSAT-1/2
SLDCOM-1 / USA-591990-06-08SLDCOMSLDCOM-1
SLDCOM-1
Prowler [STS-38/Atlantis-deployed]1990-11-15Prowler (with SDS-2-2)
GLOMR? / MPEC / USA-70 [STS-39/Discovery-deployed]1991-04-28GLOMRGLOMR? / MPEC (with SPAS-2)
Milstar-1-1 / USA-991994-02-07Milstar-1Milstar-1994 (Milstar-1-1)
STEP-0 / TAOS / USA-1011994-03-13STEP-0"TAOS"
"TAOS"
DARPASat-1 / USA-1021994-03-13DARPASat
STEP-41997-10-22STEP-4STEP-4
Mightysat-1 / P97-2 [STS-88/Endeavour-deployed]1998-12-15Mightysat-1Mightysat-1 (with SAC-A)
Mightysat-2 / P99-1 / Sindri2000-07-19Mightysat-2
Milstar-2-4 / USA-1692003-04-08Milstar-2Milstar-2-4
MITEX-A / USA-187, MITEX-B / USA-188, MITEX-NUS / USA-1892006-06-21MITEX-A
MITEX-B
MITEX-A/B
Orbital Express (ASTRO and NEXTSat/CSC)2007-03-09Orbital Express
Orbital Express
NEXTSat
Nemesis-1 / PAN / USA-2072009-09-08Nemesis-1Nemesis-1
Nemesis-1 (back)
SBSS / USA-2162010-10-26SBSS
RPP / USA-2252011-02-06RPP
DWSSCanceledDWSS
AEHF-3 / USA-2462013-09-18AEHF-1AEHF-3"AEHF"
"AEHF"
GSSAP-1 / USA-253, GSSAP-2 / USA-254 / AFSPC-42014-07-28GSSAP-1GSSAP-1/2+ANGELS
Nemesis-2 / CLIO / USA-2572014-09-17Nemesis-2
GSSAP-3 / USA-270, GSSAP-4 / USA-271 / AFSPC-62016-08-19GSSAP-3/4
GSSAP-3/4
Zuma / USA-280 [failed]2018-01-08Zuma
Zuma

French Helios-series reconnaissance satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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Helios-1A1995-07-07Helios-1
Helios-1
Helios-1A
HeliosHelios
Helios-1B1999-12-03
Helios-2A2004-12-18Helios-2A
Helios-2B2009-12-18

Israeli Ofeq-series reconnaissance satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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Ofeq-11988-09-19Ofeq-1
Ofeq-1
OfeqOfeq
Ofeq-21990-04-03Ofeq-2
Ofeq-31995-04-05Ofeq-3
Ofeq-4 / EROS-A? [failed]1998-01-23
Ofeq-52002-05-28Ofeq-5
Ofeq-6 [failed]2004-09-06
Ofeq-72007-06-10
Ofeq-8 / TechSAR-12008-01-21TechSAR-1
Ofeq-92010-10-22
Ofeq-10 / TechSAR-22014-04-09Ofeq-10

German Synthetic Aperature Radar (SAR)-Lupe reconnaissance satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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SAR-Lupe-12006-12-19SAR-Lupe-1
SAR-Lupe-1
SAR-Lupe-1
SAR-Lupe-1
SAR-Lupe-22007-07-02
SAR-Lupe-32007-11-01SAR-Lupe-3
SAR-Lupe-42008-03-27SAR-Lupe-4
SAR-Lupe-52008-07-22

Turkish Gokturk (Göktürk) reconnaissance satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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Göktürk-1A2016-12-05Göktürk-1"Göktürk-1A"
"Göktürk-1A"
"Göktürk-1A"
Göktürk-22012-12-18Göktürk-2"Göktürk-2"
"Göktürk-2"
Göktürk-32019-?Göktürk-3

Other (selected) non-US military satellites:

SatelliteCountryLaunch DateImages
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Tselina-2 (series) (some of Kosmos-1603/2428)Russia1984-09-28 — 2007-06-29Tselina-2"Tselina-2"
Essaim-1/4France2004-12-18EssaimEssaim-1/4 (with Helios-2A)


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