Improved Trumpet 6 (NROL-35, National Reconnaissance Office Launch-35, SBIRS HEO-3, USA 259): Know Everything About USA 259

Name Description
Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Improved Trumpet 6 (NROL-35, National Reconnaissance Office Launch-35, SBIRS HEO-3, USA 259)
Current Official Name of Satellite USA 259
Country/Org of UN Registry USA
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
Users Military
Purpose Earth Observation
Detailed Purpose Electronic Intelligence
Class of Orbit Elliptical
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 2,103
Apogee (km) 37,746
Eccentricity 6.78E-01
Inclination (degrees) 62.85
Period (minutes) 707.55
Launch Mass (kg.) 4,200
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 13-12-2014
Expected Lifetime (yrs.)
Contractor National Reconnaissance Laboratory
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Vandenberg AFB
Launch Vehicle Atlas 5
COSPAR Number 2014-081A
NORAD Number 40344
Also Read  Starlink-3230: Know Everything About Starlink-3230

Similar Posts