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)
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013"Topaz-3" / "NROL-39"
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)


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 ("national security satellite")
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(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverNROL-22 launch ("top-secret...payload")
2007-06-15: NROL-30
United States2007-06-27Vandenberg AFB, CA(Cyan printed) cachet on coverNROL-30 launch ("secret satellites")
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 ("classified payload")
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(Multi-color 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
2012-06-20: NROL-38 / SDS-3-7
United States2012-06-20Cape Canaveral FL(Lollini) cachet on coverNROL-38 (SDS-3-7) launch
2012-06-29: NROL-15
United States2012-06-29Cape Canaveral FL(Mission 57) cachet on cover, also backNROL-15 launch ("classified...payload")
United States2012-06-29Cape Canaveral FL(Lollini) cachet on coverNROL-15 launch
2012-09-13: NROL-36 / NOSS-3-6A/6B
United States2012-09-13Vandenberg AFB, CA(Lollini) cachet on coverNROL-36 launch
2013-08-28: NROL-65 / KH11-16
United States2013-08-28Vandenberg AFB, CA(Sarmiento) cachet on coverNROL-65 launch
2014-04-10: NROL-67
United States2014-04-10Cape Canaveral FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverNROL-67 launch
2015-10-08: NROL-55 / NOSS-3-7A/7B
United States2015-10-08Vandenberg AFB, CA(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverNROL-55 launch
2016-02-10: NROL-45
United States2016-02-10Vandenberg AFB, CA(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverNROL-45 launch ("classified payload" and "spy satellites")
United States2016-02-10Vandenberg AFB, CA(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverNROL-45 launch ("classified satellite")
United States2016-02-10Vandenberg AFB, CA(Lollini) cachet on coverNROL-45 launch
2016-06-11: NROL-37
United States2016-06-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverNROL-37 launch ("classified satellite")
United States2016-06-11Cape Canaveral FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverNROL-37 launch ("classified satellite")
United States2016-06-11Cape Canaveral FL(Lollini) cachet on coverNROL-37 launch
2016-07-28: NROL-61 / SDS-4-1
United States2016-07-28Cape Canaveral FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverNROL-61 (SDS-4-1) launch ("classified")
United States2016-07-28Cape Canaveral FL(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverNROL-61 (SDS-4-1) launch ("classified spacecraft payload")
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(SVP) cachet on coverNROL-42 (SBIRS-Heo-4) launch
Finland2017-09-241Kerava(SVP) cachet (slightly different) on coverNROL-42 (SBIRS-Heo-4) launch
2017-10-15: NROL-52 / SDS-4-2
United States2017-10-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverNROL-52 launch scubbed ("classified launch window")
United States2017-10-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverNROL-52 launch scubbed ("classified launch window")
Finland2017-10-151Kerava(SVP) cachet on coverNROL-52 launch ("classified")
United States2017-10-15Cape Canaveral FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverNROL-52 launch ("classified spacecraft payload")
United States2017-10-15Cape Canaveral FL(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverNROL-52 launch ("classified satellite")
United States2017-10-15Cape Canaveral FL(Mission 57) cachet on cover, also backNROL-52 launch
2018-01-12: NROL-47
Finland2018-01-10Kerava(SVP) cachet on coverNROL-47 launch "scrubbed" ("top secret")
2019-01-19: NROL-71 / KH11-17
Finland2018-12-18Kerava(SVP) cachet on coverNROL-71 (KH11-17) launch "scrubbed"
Finland2019-01-19Kerava(SVP) cachet on coverNROL-71 (KH11-17) launch
United States2019-01-19Vandenberg AFB, CA(Red Eagle) cachet on coverNROL-71 (KH11-17) launch ("classified satellite")
2020-01-31: NROL-151
United States2020-01-30Huntington Beach CA(Lollini) cachet on coverNROL-151 launch srubbed (mis-spelled "NROLL")
2020-07-15: NROL-129 PL1/PL4
Finland2020-07-15Kerava(SVP) cachet on coverNROL-129 launch
United States2020-07-15Wallops Island VA(Lollini) cachet on coverNROL-129 launch
2020-11-13: NROL-101
Finland2020-11-04Kerava(SVP) cachet on coverNROL-101 launch "scrubbed"
Finland2020-11-13Kerava(SVP) cachet on coverNROL-101 launch
United States2020-11-13Cape Canaveral FL(Red Eagle) cachet on coverNROL-101 launch ("classified satellite" and "classified payload")
2020-12-11: NROL-44
Finland2020-10-01Kerava(SVP) cachet on coverNROL-44 launch "scrubbed"
2021-04-26: NROL-82 / KH11-18
United States2021-04-26Vandenberg AFB, CA(JM) cachet on coverNROL-82 (KH11-18) launch ("highly secretive satellite mission")
United States2021-04-26Vandenberg AFB, CA(Galactic Space Covers) cachet on cover, also insertNROL-82 (KH11-18) launch ("classified mission")

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


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