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Minotaur rocket successfully deploys four NRO satellites in orbit

29 days ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

A Minotaur 4 rocket fires into a mostly sunny sky Wednesday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia. Credit: Northrop Grumman/Thom Baur
A solid-fueled Northrop Grumman Minotaur 4 rocket vaulted into orbit Wednesday from Virginia's Eastern Shore and deployed four top secret spacecraft for the U.S. government's spy satellite agency, extending the program's success record ahead of three more Minotaur missions planned in 2021.
The 78-foot-tall launcher fired away from pad 0B at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia at 9:46 a.m. EDT Wednesday after a...
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