Satellite Designation: USA-247
Launch Date: December 6, 2013
Launch Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, Space Launch Complex 3E
Rocket: United Launch Alliance Atlas V 501
Orbit: Low Earth
Project: Topaz, Future Imagine Architecture (FIA)
Function: Mostly Classified. Boeing Radar Imaging
Notes: NRO Director Bruce Carlson described FIA (of which NROL-39 was a part) as being “Seven hundred percent over in schedule and 300 percent over in budget.” The total cost is beyond $25,000,000,000.00.