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Minotaur put through countdown rehearsal

The service structure at the Kodiak Launch Complex retracted away from the Minotaur 4 rocket Monday, exposing the booster during a simulated countdown to practice procedures for Friday's scheduled liftoff with seven small satellites for the U.S. Air Force, NASA and university students.

Photo credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now