WALLOPS ISLAND, VIRGINIA – NASA’S Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia will be the site of the launch of an Air Force Minotaur I rocket carrying the Air Force Research Laboratory’s TacSat-3 satellite and two secondary payloads between 8 and11 p.m. EDT, May 5
The back-up launch days for this mission are May 6 through 9.
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Note: As of this writing the May 8 2009 launch was scrubbed on the account of weather. Given the right conditions the rocket’s glow during a nightime launch can be seen for nearly 800 miles.