This is about the Disneyland attraction, and should not be confused with the Magic Kingdom attraction with a different spelling: Astro Orbiter.
|The Astro Orbitor|
|Designer||Walt Disney Imagineering|
|Opening date||May 22, 1998|
Along with the new Tomorrowland paint scheme that didn't reach the Orbitor, Walt Disney Imagineering supposedly has plans to open a new PeopleMover, and with it, the Rocket Jets taking back the spot where the Observatron is, therefore, eliminating the need for the Astro Orbitor and causing its closure.
In April 2009, the Astro Orbitor closed for refurbishment, and reopened in June with a new silver paint scheme with the rotating planet mechanism repaired.