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ORS-1 Satellite environmental checks

Goodrich Corporation the prime contractor for the ORS-1 satellite has successfully completed thermal vacuum testing of ORS-1, the first operationally responsive space satellite designed to support combatant command operations. The testing validated spacecraft performance and functionality in an environment duplicating the extreme hot and cold temperatures the satellite will experience in space. It is the latest in a series of tests leading to delivery of the satellite to the launch site.
The successful test was conducted at Goodrich's facility in Danbury, Connecticut. Andreas Nonnenmacher, Goodrich space and defense vice president, “Successful completion of this final environmental test demonstrates the design integrity, the quality of our workmanship and the satellite's readiness to withstand the rigors of launch and space.”
The ORS-1 satellite will provide battle-space awareness supporting US Central Command's mission needs.
 


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