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Air Force Minotaur Rocket Set To Launch Nov. 19th From VA

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. - The United States Air Force Minotaur I rocket is scheduled to lift-off at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

The Minotaur will reportedly launch the Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space Office's ORS-3 mission, which features the deployment of 29 satellites in space, between 7:30 and 9:30 PM. The backup launch days run through November 26.

According to reports, the ORS-3 Mission, also known as an enabler mission, will demonstrate and validate launch and range improvements for NASA and the military. These reportedly include automated trajectory targeting, range-safety planning and flight termination systems. The launch also will be part of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) certification process for the Minotaur rocket. The FAA has licensing authority over American commercial rockets.

The NASA Visitor Center at Wallops and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge/Assateague Island National Seashore will reportedly be open for viewing the launch. According to NASA, visitors to Assateague need to be on the island by 6 p.m. before the entrance gate closes.

For more information on the ORS-3 mission, visit the Air Force website.

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