Minotaur 4 • ORS 5
Launch time: Approx. 0500 GMT (1 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: SLC-46, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
An Orbital ATK Minotaur 4 rocket will launch the ORS 5 mission for the U.S. military’s Operationally Responsive Space program. ORS 5, also known as SensorSat, is designed to scan for other satellites and debris to aid the U.S. military’s tracking of objects in geosynchronous orbit, replacing capability previously provided by the SBSS mission. The Minotaur 4 rocket will fly with an Orion 38 fifth stage motor to give the launcher extra capability to place the ORS 5 payload into an equatorial orbit.