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ORS 8

ORS 8 (Operationally Responsive Space 8) mission is planned as a gap-filling system to perform cloud characterization and theater weather imagery in place of the aging Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP-5D3) until WSF-E becomes available.

ORS-8, which will be ready to launch in 2020, would receive $88 million in Fiscal 2018 budget proposal. ORS-8 will not provide a long-term solution—that requirement will be met by Weather Satellite Follow-on E (WSF-E). But because WSF-E has an initial launch capability date of 2023, ORS was asked for ORS-8 to provide environmental monitoring in the meantime.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Meteorology
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Propulsion: None
Power: Solar arrays, batteries
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Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ORS 8 - 2020 with ?

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