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Orbital Plans To Launch ORBIMAGE’s Orbview 3 This Week

By | June 24, 2003

      OrbView 3, a high-resolution imaging satellite developed and built by Orbital Sciences Corp. [NYSE: ORB], is scheduled to be launched Thursday aboard a Pegasus rocket.

      Orbital Imaging (ORBIMAGE) will be the owner and operator of the satellite, which is to be positioned in its final operational orbit 470 kilometers above the Earth, inclined at 97 degrees to the equator. The launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is scheduled to occur between 2:50 p.m. to 3:04 p.m. (EDT).

      For more on the launch, as well as a recent settlement agreement between Orbital Sciences and ORBIMAGE, see the June 30 issue of SATELLITE NEWS. For info on subscribing to PBI Media’s satellite newsletters, check out our Web site at

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