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Minotaur 1 rocket launches 3 classified spy satellites for National Reconnaissance Office


Minotaur 1 rocket launches 3 classified spy satellites for National Reconnaissance Office A Minotaur 1 rocket blasted off from the Eastern Shore of Virginia Tuesday morning (June 15), heading to orbit with three secret spacecraft for the U.S. government's spy satellite agency. Powered by a repurposed missile stage that dates back to the 1960s, the solid-fueled launcher blasted off from Pad 0B at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) located at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia at 9:35 a.m. EDT (1335 GMT) after just more than two hours of delays due to weather.   More



(Source: Space.com - Jun 16)

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