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GFO

Taurus 2210

Orbital Sciences Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

GFO

Type: Navigation

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

707 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 576E, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Rocket

Taurus 2210 – Orbital Sciences Corporation

Family: Taurus
Length: 29.7 m
Diameter: 2.35 m
Launch Mass: 73 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1380 kg

The Taurus 2210 was manufactured by Orbital Sciences Corporation with the first launch on 1998-02-10. Taurus 2210 has 1 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. 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

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: OSC

Country: USA

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