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Launch Details

ORBVIEW 4 - Taurus

Orbview 4 was a high resolution commercial Earth imaging satellite. OrbView 4's imaging instrument was to provide one-meter panchromatic imagery and four-meter multispectral imagery with a swath width of 8 km as well as 200 channel hyperspectral imagery with a swath width of 5 km. The satellite was to revisit each location on Earth in less than three days with an ability to turn from side-to-side up to 45 degrees from a polar orbital path. OrbView 4 was lost in an launch failure, when the Taurus-2110 carrier rocket suffered a loss of control, which was recovered, but orbit was not achieved.