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TacSats to fly on Minotaurs
« on: 05/26/2006 06:32 PM »
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/060525/20060525005681.html?.v=1

Seems like the Air Force is a little nervous about putting their TacSats on SpaceX's Falcon 1.  TacSat 2 is supposed to launch from Wallops in November of this year.  At that rate, TacSat 2 will fly before TacSat 1...

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Re: TacSats to fly on Minotaurs
« Reply #1 on: 05/26/2006 08:29 PM »
And is slated to be the first orbital launch from the island since a 1985 Scout (not counting a couple of Pegs over the Atlantic and the moot conestoga).

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Re: TacSats to fly on Minotaurs
« Reply #2 on: 05/27/2006 02:20 AM »
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Ben - 26/5/2006  3:16 PM

And is slated to be the first orbital launch from the island since a 1985 Scout (not counting a couple of Pegs over the Atlantic and the moot conestoga).

Super.  Maybe we'll (meaning you'll, I hope, along with others) finally get a good, sunny, non-fog-enshrouded image of a Minotaur launch!

Of course, they'll probably launch it at night...

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Re: TacSats to fly on Minotaurs
« Reply #3 on: 05/27/2006 02:23 AM »
I'd like to see a launch from there, so I'll be keeping an eye on the date for sure!

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