Media accreditation is open for the June 15 launch from Virginia of a Northrop Grumman Minotaur I rocket for the United States Space Force (USSF) carrying a national security payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The USSF Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise is providing the launch services for this mission, named NROL-111.
The rocket will launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad 0B at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic a limited number of media will be credentialed to cover the Minotaur I launch. Only media who are U.S. citizens may apply.
Media must apply for accreditation by 4 p.m. Friday, May 28, by sending a request to Keith Koehler at email@example.com.
The NRO is the Intelligence Community element and a Department of Defense agency responsible for developing, acquiring, launching, and operating America’s intelligence satellites to meet the national security needs of the nation.
Header image: A Minotaur 1 vehicle launches from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad 0B. Credit: NASA/Wallops Flight Facility
NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility