National Reconnaissance Office

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is the U.S. Government agency in charge of designing, building, launching, and maintaining America’s intelligence satellites. Whether creating the latest innovations in satellite technology, contracting with the most cost-efficient industrial supplier, conducting rigorous launch schedules, or providing the highest-quality products to customers, the NRO is always focused on protecting the U.S. and its citizens.

The NRO was created in 1961 and declassified to the public in 1992 and has consistently provided reconnaissance support to the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense. The NRO’s vision is Supra Et Ultra: Above and Beyond.