The first Operationally Responsive Space (ORS-1) mission is in final preparation for a June 28 launch from Wallops Island, Va., only 30 months after the contract was signed. Intended to give U.S. Central Command forces in Afghanistan and elsewhere in Central Asia another means for targeting overhead reconnaissance, the spacecraft is scheduled to be launched by an Orbital Sciences Corp. Minotaur 1 in a 3-hr. window that opens at 8:28 p.m. EDT. The launch from the barrier island east of ...


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