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ORS-5

Minotaur IV

Orbital ATK

Launch Status
Success

Mission

ORS-5

Type: Government/Top Secret

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, USA

872 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 46, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Minotaur IV – Orbital ATK

  • Family: Minotaur
  • Length: 23.9 m
  • Diameter: 2.35 m
  • Launch Mass: 86 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1735 kg

The Minotaur IV was manufactured by Orbital ATK with the first launch on . Minotaur IV has 3 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 3 launches. The Minotaur IV launch system is derived from the Peacekeeper ICBM. The first three stages are taken directly from decommissioned Peacekeeper missiles. A fourth stage, the Orion-38, is taken from the Pegasus family of air-launched rockets.

Agency

Orbital ATK – OA

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: OA
  • Administration: President: David W. Thompson
  • Founded: 2015
  • Launchers: Antares | Minotaur | Pegasus
  • Country: USA

Orbital ATK Inc. was an American aerospace manufacturer and defense industry company. It was formed in 2015 from the merger of Orbital Sciences Corporation and parts of Alliant Techsystems. Orbital ATK was purchased by Northrop Grumman in 2018.

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