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Minotaur Rocket Launch from NASA Wallops Re-Scheduled
Minotaur rocket on the launchpad at Wallops Island, Va. A Minotaur rocket sits on the pad at Wallops Island, Va., waiting to loft the ORS-1 satellite for the Operationally Responsive Space Office. Credit: NASA/Wallops Flight Facility
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WALLOPS ISLAND, VA – NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia has rescheduled the launch of an United States Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket carrying the ORS-1 satellite for the Department of Defense’s Operationally Responsive Space Office. Originally set for June 28, the new launch date is June 29.

The launch on June 28 was postponed due to thunderstorms in the area.

The Minotaur 1 will be launched between 8:28 and 11:28 p.m. The backup launch days are June 30 through July 10.

The rocket may be visible to residents Eastern United States from North Carolina to New York.

The launch will be web cast at:

Launch status can be followed on Twitter at:

Launch status also is available at the Wallops launch status line at 757-824-2050.

Further information on theORS-1 mission is available on the Internet at:
Wallops Release No. 11-17

Keith Koehler
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va.