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ORS-1 satellite lifts off

Posted 6/30/2011   Updated 6/30/2011 Email story   Print story


6/30/2011 - A U.S. Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket carrying the Department of Defense Operationally Responsive Space office’s ORS-1 satellite lifts off at 11:09 p.m. EDT Wednesday from pad 0B at the NASA’s Launch Range at the Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia. ORS-1, successfully deploying 12 minutes after launch, is the first operational prototype satellite and represents the potential of low-cost, tactically focused satellites designed to provide critical battlespace awareness capabilities to the joint warfighter. (Courtesy photo by NASA/Wallops Flight Facility)

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