LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Failure
Fri Sep 21 2001
Orbital Sciences Corporation

OrbView-4

Launch Failure
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

September 21, 2001 at 2:49 PM EDT

(September 21, 2001 at 6:49 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

September 21, 2001 at 2:49 PM EDT

(September 21, 2001 at 6:49 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

September 21, 2001 at 2:49 PM EDT

(September 21, 2001 at 6:49 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Earth Science
    • Orbview 4 was a high resolution commercial Earth imaging satellite imagery. OrbView 4's imaging instrument was to provide one-meter panchromatic imagery and four-meter multispectral imagery. OrbView 4 was lost in an launch failure, when the Taurus-2110 carrier rocket suffered an loss of control, which was recovered, but orbit was not achieved.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

    Pad

    Space Launch Complex 576E