GFO

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Navigation

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 576E Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

The US Navy GFO (Geosat Follow On), is a 369 kg minisatellite based on the Techstar platform to carry on the mission of Geosat. It was launched on the 10th February 1998 on a Taurus-2210 from VAFB alongside two Orbcomm satellites, into a 789 × 881 km (779 × 790 km planned) 108 degree inclined orbit.

Taurus 2210

Family: Taurus
Configuration: 2210

American all-solid orbital launch vehicle based on a Pegasus and Peacekeeper rocket.It has been designed as a quick reaction launch vehicle, which can be launched from minimaly prepared places in a matter of a few days.

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    29.7 m
  • Diameter
    2.35 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    2.35 m
  • Launch Mass
    73 T
  • Thrust
    1380 kN
Family
  • Name
    Taurus 2210
  • Family
    Taurus
  • Variant
    2210
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Taurus 2210
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    1380 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Orbital Sciences Corporation

Orbital Sciences Corporation

(OSC)

Successes: 66 Failures: 6 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

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Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 576E


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Falcon 9
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Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 14 hours ago
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Failure
6 days, 5 hours ago
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1 week, 2 days ago
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Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
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Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 53 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 2D
Success
2 weeks ago
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Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

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2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Long March 11
Success
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