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Orbital Successfully Launches Rocsat-2 Satellite

By | May 21, 2004

      Orbital Sciences Corp. [ORB] officials yesterday said that its Taurus XL rocket successfully boosted the Republic of China’s Rocsat-2 remote sensing satellite into low-earth orbit. The rocket was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 1:47 p.m. EDT. Rocsat-2 separated from the launch vehicle about 14 minutes later and was placed into orbit approximately 735 kilometers above the Earth, inclined at 99.1 degrees to the equator.

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