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These deployments continued Orbital's 'summer surge' of operational activity that has included the fourth launch of its Antares rocket which deployed the third Cygnus cargo logistics spacecraft, a launch of the company's OBV long-range missile defense interceptor, the deployment of the
This week's launch carried two Orbital-built satellites for the
The Delta IV rocket also carried the Automated Navigation and Guidance Experiment for Local Space (ANGELS) satellite, another Orbital-built spacecraft for the
The ANGELS spacecraft will conduct experiments in close proximity to the spent upper stage of the Delta IV rocket that launched it into orbit. The
'The capabilities of the GSSAP and ANGELS satellites demonstrate Orbital's innovative operational approaches in support of our customers' vital missions,' said Mr.
Orbital develops and manufactures small- and medium-class rockets and space systems for commercial, military and civil government customers. The company's primary products are satellites and launch vehicles, including low-Earth orbit, geosynchronous-Earth orbit and planetary spacecraft for communications, remote sensing, scientific and defense missions; human-rated space systems for Earth-orbit, lunar and other missions; ground- and air-launched rockets that deliver satellites into orbit and missile defense systems that are used as interceptor and target vehicles.
Orbital also provides satellite subsystems and space-related technical services to government agencies and laboratories. More information about Orbital can be found at http://www.orbital.com.
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