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ORS 5 SensorSat



Also known as SensorSat, the ORS-5 spacecraft will be used for a mission termed space situational awareness (SSA) or space surveillance – monitoring other satellites in orbit.

From its equatorial orbit, ORS-5 will use an optical imaging system to watch satellites in geostationary orbit high above it: detecting activity such as spacecraft being relocated, identifying debris and providing early warning of possible collisions.

Alternate Names

  • 42921
  • ORS5SensorSat

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2017-08-26
Launch Vehicle: Minotaur 4
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • United States Air Force Academy (United States)


  • Other

Additional Information

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

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