NASA To Launch New Defense Satellite

NASA To Launch New Defense Satellite
NASA is preparing to launch a Department of Defense satellite from the Wallops Flight Facility at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia.

The Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket is scheduled for launch Tuesday.

The rocket will carry the first operational satellite for the Department of Defense’s Operationally Responsive Space Office. The Minotaur 1 rocket is about 70 feet tall and 5 feet wide.

It’s set for launch between 8:28 p.m. and 11:28 p.m. The backup launch days are Wednesday through July 10.

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