[postimg url=”http://static.ready2beat.com/files/images/main/science/na/nasa_to_launch_new_defense_satellite_020615.jpg”]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.[link url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/27/nasa-defense-dapartment-satellite-air-force-minotaur-1_n_885000.html]