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2013-11-20 00:20:15

Minotaur Launch of ORS-3 Mission Demonstrates Host of ATK Technologies and Propulsion Systems ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) propulsion, composite and spacecraft technologies supported today's successful launch of an Orbital Sciences Minotaur I vehicle from Wallops Island, Va. The Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-3 (ORS-3) mission marked the 11(th) launch of a Minotaur I vehicle. ORS-3 is the first of three flights planned to certify the integrated...

Record Number Of Satellites Launching On Minotaur Rocket Tonight
2013-11-19 18:55:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Orbital Sciences announced on Tuesday that it is in the final preparations for the launch of a mission that will place a record number of satellites into orbit. The company’s Minotaur I rocket will be launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia tonight. The rocket will be taking up the Department of Defense Operationally Responsive Space Office’s ORS-3 mission, or the...

2013-11-14 16:21:12

WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, Va., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A United States Air Force Minotaur I rocket is scheduled to lift-off at 7:30 p.m. EST, Nov.19, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0B at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Minotaur will launch the Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space Office's ORS-3 mission, which features the deployment of 29 satellites in space. The...

2013-10-30 12:21:58

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for the Nov. 19 launch of a U.S. Air Force Minotaur I rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad 0B at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Minotaur will launch the Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space Office's ORS-3 mission and 28 small cubesat satellites. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The ORS-3 Mission, also known as an enabler mission, will...

2013-09-06 08:20:10

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The STPSat-3 satellite built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has arrived at Wallops Flight Facility located on Wallops Island, Virginia. Slated to launch November 4, 2013 aboard a Minotaur I, STPSat-3 is the primary satellite for the U.S. Air Force Operationally Responsive Space (ORS)-3 enabler mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130108/LA39163LOGO) STPSat-3 is the second spacecraft Ball has built for the Department of...

2013-07-01 08:20:39

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems announced today that the ORS-1 satellite has celebrated its second anniversary in space. ORS-1, the first Operationally Responsive Space satellite specifically designed to support combatant command operations was launched from Wallops Island Flight Facility aboard a Minotaur I launch vehicle on June 29, 2011, at 11:09 p.m. EDT. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). "The ORS-1...

2013-05-28 16:20:22

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A Northrop Grumman Corporation-led (NYSE: NOC) team recently completed the third gate review of its first Modular Space Vehicle (MSV) bus assembly, integration and test, marking completion of functional testing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) The team will conduct comprehensive "day in the life" testing next for the Operationally Responsive Space-2 (ORS-2) bus, leading to hardware acceptance by the Air...

2012-07-08 22:20:07

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR): announced today that the ORS-1 satellite has celebrated its first anniversary in space. ORS-1, the first Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) satellite specifically designed to support combatant command operations, was launched from Wallops Island Flight Facility aboard a Minotaur I launch vehicle on June 29, 2011, at 11:09 p.m. EDT. Designed, manufactured, integrated and tested by Goodrich's ISR Systems business...

2011-09-28 17:37:00

SPARKS, Nev., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems is pleased to announce its role in the Tactical Satellites (TacSat)-4 mission. The Universal Interface Electronics (UIE) unit was developed by SNC and launched as part of the TacSat-4 mission on September 27th. The UIE unit is a prototype of SNC's distributed, modular avionics architecture developed as part of the DoD plug and play responsive satellite initiative. The primary purpose of the UIE...

2011-09-28 07:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) - Following the successful June 29, 2011 launch, completion of all on-orbit checkout activities and transition to operational status, the U.S. Air Force is reporting that the ORS-1 satellite and ground systems are performing as required. ORS-1 is the first satellite in the Operationally Responsive Space Program developed to support combatant command operations and will provide a battlespace awareness...