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In 2010, the NRO kicked off its 50th Anniversary with an aggressive launch schedule of six satellites. The following is a photographic display of these launches, their corresponding "mission" patches, and the success banners created for each successful launch.

NRO 50th Anniversary Launches Success Video

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NROL-41 Official Launch Patch NROL-41 Launch Photo 1 NROL-41 Launch Photo 2 NROL-41 Launch Photo 3 NROL-41 Launch Photo 4 NROL-41 Launch Photo 5 - Success Poster

An NRO payload, aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle, was successfully launched from Space Launch Complex-3, Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California on September 20, 2010. This is the first in a series of six launches for the 50th anniversary of the NRO. To read the full press release, please click here.

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NROL-32 Official Launch Patch NROL-32 Launch Photo 1 NROL-32 Launch Photo 2 NROL-32 Launch Photo 3 NROL-32 Launch Photo 4 - Success Poster

An NRO payload was successfully launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) from Space Launch Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Florida, on November 21, 2010. This is the second in a series of six launches for the 50th anniversary of the NRO. To read the full press release, please click here.

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NROL-49 Official Launch Patch NROL-49 Launch Photo 1 NROL-49 Launch Photo 2 NROL-49 Launch Photo 3 NROL-49 Launch Photo 4 NROL-49 Launch Photo 5

An NRO payload was successfully launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) from Space Launch Complex-6, Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California, on January 20, 2011. This is the third in a series of six launches for the 50th anniversary of the NRO. To read the full press release, please click here.

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NROL-66 Official Launch Patch NROL-66 Launch Photo 1 NROL-66 Launch Photo 2 NROL-66 Launch Photo 3 NROL-66 Launch Photo 4 - Success Poster

An NRO payload was successfully launched aboard an Orbital Sciences Corporation Minotaur I rocket from Space Launch Complex-8, Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California, on February 6, 2011. This is the fourth in a series of six launches for the 50th anniversary of the NRO. To read the full press release, please click here.

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NROL-27 Official Launch Patch NROL-27 Launch Photo 1 NROL-27 Launch Photo 2 NROL-27 Launch Photo 3 NROL-27 Launch Photo 4 NROL-27 Launch Photo 5

An NRO payload was successfully launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV medium rocket from Space Launch Complex-37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on March 11, 2011. This is the fifth in a series of six launches for the 50th anniversary of the NRO. To read the full press release, please click here.

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NROL-34 Official Launch Patch NROL-34 Launch Photo 1 NROL-34 Launch Photo 2 NROL-34 Launch Photo 3 NROL-34 Launch Photo 4 NROL-34 Launch Photo 5

An NRO payload, aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, was successfully launched from Space Launch Complex-3, Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California on April 14, 2011. This is the sixth and final launch during the NRO 50th Anniversary year in 2010-2011. To read the full press release, please click here.

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