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OrbView-4

Taurus 2110

Orbital Sciences Corporation

Launch Status
Failure

Mission


OrbView-4

  • Type: Earth Science
  • Orbit: Sun-Synchronous Orbit

Orbview 4 was a high resolution commercial Earth imaging satellite imagery. OrbView 4’s imaging instrument was to provide one-meter panchromatic imagery and four-meter multispectral imagery. OrbView 4 was lost in an launch failure, when the Taurus-2110 carrier rocket suffered an loss of control, which was recovered, but orbit was not achieved.

Location


Space Launch Complex 576E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 576E has witnessed the launch of 9 rockets, including 9 orbital launch attempts, while Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA, has been the site for 746 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 576E

Rocket


Orbital Sciences Corporation Minotaur-C 2110

American all-solid orbital launch vehicle based on a Pegasus and Peacekeeper rocket.It has been designed as a quick reaction launch vehicle, which can be launched from minimaly prepared places in a matter of a few days.

Agency


Orbital Sciences Corporation

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