Orbital Sciences Corporation Records

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2006.0053
Creators:
Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)
Dates:
bulk 1988-1998
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.9 Cubic Feet
(1 box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection includes information relating to OSC's various programs, services, and launch vehicles, including ORBCOMM, ORBIMAGE, SeaStar, Pegasus, VaStar, OrbNet, DataSat-X, Transfer Orbit Stage (TOS) vehicle, Taurus, and PegaStar. Also included are OSC's joint ventures, agreements, and correspondence with several companies including Hercules Aerospace Company, Gova, Inc., and Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology (CIT). Information relating to smaller OSC companies (such as MacDonald, Dettwiler, and Associates, Incorporated and Magellan) is also included. The types of materials present in this collection include articles, brochures, correspondence, press releases, advertisements, and photographs.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Founded in 1982 with the goal of making space technology more affordable, Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) still remains a successful company. Claiming to be the industry leader in the development and production of small space and rocket systems, OSC produces various satellites, rockets, and other small and affordable space technologies. The Pegasus Rocket, a joint venture, was the first privately developed space launch vehicle. In 1991, the four men who invented, developed, and produced this rocket (one of which was the founder and CEO of OSC, David W. Thompson) were awarded the National Medal of Technology. Currently OSC has conducted more than 500 space missions, and continues to provide more economically practical space technology solutions.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Scott Sacknoff, Gift, 2005

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Orbital Sciences Corporation Records, Accession number 2006-0053, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
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Pegasus Rocket Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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