Minotaur IV | ORS-5

Orbital ATK launch of a Minotaur IV Rocket

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Orbital ATK was scheduled to launch a Minotaur IV rocket as part of the ORS-5 mission. The launch window for the Government/Top Secret mission was on Fri Aug 25th 2017 11:15 PM from Space Launch Complex 46, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success with an 70% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Minotaur IV and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

ORS-5

Also known as SensorSat, the Operationally Responsive Space 5 (ORS-5) will perform surveillance on geostationary (GEO) satellites. The craft will provide a stopgap for the existing space based surveillance system (SBSS), since full replacements are not expected until after 2020. With a mass of approximately 100kg the solar powered craft will operate in low earth orbit at an altitude of 600km.

Location

Space Launch Complex 46, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Minotaur IV

Orbital Sciences Corporation
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