ORS-3 Mission Highlights Growing Cubesat Capability

Credit: Orbital Sciences Corp.
Launch of a Minotaur-1 rocket cobbled together from surplus ICBM stages and carrying a record 29 satellites underscores—again—the growing importance of nanosatellites in the overall spaceflight endeavor. At a reported $28.8 million cost to launch, the U.S. Air Force's ORS-3 mission cut the expense...

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