Press Release

ORS-1 Launch Team Members to Hold Media Teleconference

By SpaceRef Editor
June 21, 2011
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LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, El Segundo, Calif. – Launch team members for the Operationally Responsive Space – 1 mission will host a media teleconference Friday, June 24, at 2:00 p.m., EDT, to discuss the upcoming launch scheduled for Tuesday, June 28, from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility.

Col. Carol Welsch, ORS-1 Mission Director; Dr. Peter Wegner, Director of the DoD Operationally Responsive Space Office; Mr. Ron Walsh, Project Manager for NASA Wallops Flight Facility; Mr. Frank Giglio, ORS-1 Program Manager, Goodrich Corporation; Mr. Lou Amorosi, Vice President, Orbital/Suborbital Program, Orbital Sciences Corporation; and Mr. Brendan Regan, Vice President of Space Mission Systems, Alliant Techsystems Inc., will discuss details of the upcoming launch and will be available for questions.

The rapid development and deployment of the ORS-1 space capability reinforces the use of low-cost, tactically focused satellites that can augment existing capability for the warfighter. ORS-1 will be the first operational prototype satellite, and its launch and operations are vital steps in demonstrating the capability to meet the Joint Force Commanders emerging needs.

Media representatives wishing to participate in this media event should R.S.V.P. to the SMC Public Affairs Office by sending an e-mail to by noon EDT, Thursday, June 23.

Media representatives can submit questions for response regarding this topic by sending an e-mail to

SpaceRef staff editor.