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Orbview 3



Orbview 3 is an American photo-imaging minisatellite that was launched at 18:55 UT on 26 June 2003 by a Pegasus rocket that was released from an L-1011 cargo plane flying out of Vandenberg AFB. The 304 kg satellite carries high-resolution cameras to enable black-and-white images at 1.0 meter resolution and color images at 4.0 meter resolution.

Alternate Names

  • 27838
  • Orbview3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2003-06-26
Launch Vehicle: Pegasus
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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