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Launch of Minotaur 4 with payload ORS 5




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Launch of ORS 5 on a Minotaur 4 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL launch complex LC-46
Launch scheduled for 26 Aug 17 at 3:14 GMT
Local time 25 Aug 17 at 11:14pm Eastern

Orbital ATK will launch a Minotaur 4 rocket from a little used launch pad at Cape Canaveral. The payload will be the ORS 5 US Air Force satellite.

The ORS-5 satellite (Operationally Responsive Space) will be launched during a 4 hour window. ORS-5 will deliver space situational awareness capabilities at a significantly reduced cost compared to larger, more complex satellites, and serves as a gap filler mission for the Space-Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) Block 10 mission.
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