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2014-07-28 08:22:54

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The ORS-1 satellite is the first and only dedicated space-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability for USCENTCOM (U.S. Central Command); successfully demonstrating tactical ISR from space. Designed to meet a one-year mission life requirement, UTC Aerospace Systems announced that the satellite has entered its fourth year on orbit. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)....

TacSat-4 Enables Polar Region SatCom Experiment
2012-03-11 06:50:30

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter HEALY (WAGB 20) successfully experimented with NRL's TacSat-4 communications satellite, Jan. 24, by communicating from the Bering Sea off the western coast of Alaska to Coast Guard Island, Alameda, Calif. Returning from an escort and icebreaking mission to Nome, Alaska, assisting the Russian tanker Renda delivery of emergency fuel to the town, the USCGC HEALY – Coast Guard's only polar icebreaker – was approximately 260 nautical miles south of the...

Department Of Defense Launches New Satellite Out Of Alaska
2011-09-28 06:19:33

The Department of Defense said on Tuesday that a rocket launched from an Alaska island carrying an experimental Navy communications satellite. Peter Wegner, the agency's director of the Operationally Responsive Space Office, said the satellite will allow troops with radios to communicate without the need to position antennas in dangerous settings. The rocket was launched from the state-owned Kodiak Launch Complex for the Naval Research Laboratory project.  Wegner said the project...

2011-09-21 03:39:44

The Naval Research Laboratory's Tactical Satellite IV (TacSat-4) has been encapsulated inside the fairing (nose cone) of an Orbital Sciences Corporation Minotaur-IV+ launch vehicle in preparation for a Sept. 27 launch from the Alaska Aerospace Corporation's Kodiak Launch Complex. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsored the development of the payload and the first year of operations. The Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Office funded the launch that is managed by the Space...

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2011-08-22 16:42:19

The Naval Research Laboratory's Tactical Satellite IV (TacSat-4) is scheduled to launch from the Alaska Aerospace Corporation's Kodiak Launch Complex, Tuesday, September 27, 2011, aboard an Orbital Sciences Corporation Minotaur-IV+ launch vehicle. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsored the development of the payload and the first year of operations. The Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Office funded the launch which is managed by the Space Development and Test Directorate (SD), a...

2011-06-07 06:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) joins the U.S. Air Force Space Command in observing the two year anniversary on-orbit for the Tactical Satellite-3 (TacSat-3). Originally designed for six months of operation with a one year goal, the spacecraft successfully transitioned from experimental to operational status last year, outliving its design life and surpassing original mission requirements. Launched in May 2009, TacSat-3's mission is to demonstrate capability to...


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