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Thu November 14, 2013

Another Rocket Launch Set for Wallops Flight Facility

Minotaur I Rocket
Minotaur I Rocket
Credit NASA

Another day another rocket launch at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility.

The next one is scheduled for November 19th with a military satellite aboard an Orbital Sciences Corporation Minotaur I rocket.

The Air Force Operationally Responsive Space Office’s OARS-3 Enabler mission will be tested for the launch and range improvements for NASA and the military.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that NASA says this includes an automated trajectory targeting, range safety planning and flight termination systems. 

The spacecraft will carry five payloads for the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Naval Research Laboratory, NASA and NOAA, and the Air Force Research Laboratory.