ORS 2 [NGSS]
ORS 2 (Operationally Responsive Space 2) is the first radar satellite of the ORS program.
The goal of the ORS Office is to develop the capability to rapidly reconfigure, launch, and operate space vehicles in a matter of days.
ORS 2 will consist of a bus called Modular Space Vehicle (MSV), that employs a Modular Open System Architecture, using Plug-n-Play technology to allow for rapid manufacturing, integration and testing, and a radar surveillance payload. The satellite is baselined for a Minotaur-1 launch.
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems of Redondo Beach, Calif., is the prime contractor for MSV and Sierra Nevada Corp. of Sparks, Nev., is the payload provider.
ORS 2 is planned for a launch in 2015, but is currently not fully funded. Funds currently available for the mission are sufficient to complete the MSV satellite bus and take the payload development activity to critical design review, a programmatic milestone after which hardware assembly can begin.
|Type / Application:||Imaging|
|Contractors:||Northrop Grumman Space Systems (bus); Sierra Nevada Corp. (payload)|
|Power:||3 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|
|Lifetime:||1 - 2 years|