ORS-3 Mission Trajectory and Timeline
This diagram shows the trajectoruy and timeline of the ORS-3 Mission, launching Nov. 19, 2013, from Wallops Island, VA. [Read the Full Story of the Successful Night Launch Here]
Orbital Sciences' ORS-3 Mission Patch
An Orbital Sciences Minotaur 1 rocket will launch from Wallops Island, Va., on Nov. 19 containing satellites for the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA and other agencies. [Read the Full Story of the Successful Night Launch Here]
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