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NRO Launches Laser Satellite
May 2001
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 22 -- The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) launched GeoLITE (Geosynchronous Lightweight Technology Experiment), an advanced technology demonstration satellite with a laser communications experiment and an operational UHF communications mission. GeoLITE was built by TRW of Redondo Beach, Calif., and will be operated by the NRO once in orbit.

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