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GFO

Taurus 2210

Orbital Sciences Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission


GFO

  • Type: Navigation
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

The US Navy GFO (Geosat Follow On), is a 369 kg minisatellite based on the Techstar platform to carry on the mission of Geosat. It was launched on the 10th February 1998 on a Taurus-2210 from VAFB alongside two Orbcomm satellites, into a 789 × 881 km (779 × 790 km planned) 108 degree inclined orbit.

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 741 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 576E

Rocket


Orbital Sciences Corporation Minotaur-C 2210

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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