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Minotaur Rocket Launch at NASA Wallops (1 of 6)

A U.S. Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket carrying the Department of Defense's ORS-1 satellite was successfully launched at 11:09 p.m. EDT on June 29, 2011, from NASA’s Launch Range at the Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia.

 

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Credit: NASA/Ed Campion

 

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading role in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific knowledge to advance the Agency’s mission.

 

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Taken on June 29, 2011