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.
|Type / Application:||Meteorology|
|Power:||Solar arrays, batteries|
|ORS 8||-||2020||with ?|