At approximately 10:00 p.m. (Eastern time), the OSP TLV was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California over the Pacific Ocean, where it was intercepted by an Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle that was launched from the Ronald Reagan Test Site in the Marshall Islands.
"We are exceptionally proud to have played a key role in the success of the GMD test," said Mr. Ronald J. Grabe, Orbital's Executive Vice President and General Manager of its Launch Systems Group. "Our launch team is fully committed to maintaining the operational excellence, displayed in this test, for future GMD missions."
In addition to its new role as the primary target supplier for GMD, Orbital also supplies target launch vehicles for numerous other missile defense-related programs. These include the U.S. Navy's Theater Wide and Area Wide programs, the U.S. Army's THAAD, PAC-3, TCMP and SRALT programs, and a new liquid fuel propulsion system that may be used in the U.S. Air Force's Airborne Laser program.
Orbital develops and manufactures affordable space systems, including satellites, launch vehicles, electronics and advanced space systems. Orbital is also involved with satellite-based networks that provide wireless data communications and high-resolution Earth imagery to customers around the world. More information about Orbital can be found at http://www.orbital.com
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