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Mission Update: Minotaur IV ORS-5 Launch


Launch: August 26, 2017, 2:04 a.m. EDT
Launch Site: SLC-46, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Mission Customer: United States Air Force

Mission Update - August 26, 2017

Orbital ATK's Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force’s Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company’s Minotaur product line. Read the successful launch press release.

Watch a replay of the launch broadcast below.

Minotaur IV launch of the ORS-5 satellite for the U.S. Air Force. Photo credit: Orbital ATK/Ben Cooper

Mission Update - August 24, 2017

Orbital ATK is set to launch a Minotaur IV rocket carrying the ORS-5 satellite for the United States Air Force on Friday, August 25, 2017 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch window will be open from 11:15 p.m. EDT August 25 to 3:00 a.m. EDT August 26. Read the set to launch press release.

Watch the live broadcast here beginning 20 minutes before the launch window opens.

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Minotaur Mission Trajectory

About the Mission

Orbital ATK's Minotaur IV space launch vehicle will launch the ORS-5 mission for the U.S. Air Force as a part of the Orbital/Suborbital Program-3 (OSP-3) contract. ORS-5, also known as SensorSat, is designed to scan for other satellites and debris to aid the U.S. military’s tracking of objects in geosynchronous orbit. For the ORS-5 launch, the Minotaur IV will use two Orion 38 upper stage motors. The final Orion 38 motor burn will reduce the angle of the ORS-5 satellite’s orbit, redirecting the spacecraft to equatorial orbit.

More Information

Minotaur IV Fact Sheet
ORS-5 Fact Sheet
Minotaur Webpage
Minotaur Mission History