Diverse mission sets include weather, rapid launch

ORS-3 Lifts Off From Wallops Island; Officials Claim Successful Launch

By Courtney Albon / November 20, 2013 at 3:30 PM
WALLOPS ISLAND, VA -- This week's record-setting, 29-satellite launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, which included 16 payloads sponsored by the Air Force's Space Test Program, is expected to demonstrate several key launch and range support technologies. The third Operationally Responsive Space (ORS-3) mission lifted off from Wallops Island, VA, on Nov. 19, at 8:15 p.m., 45 minutes into its two-hour launch window. The mission was launched on a Minotaur 1 rocket built by Orbital Sciences. The largest satellite on...

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