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Rocket: Minotaur 1
Payload: TacSat 2 and GeneSat 1
Date: Dec. 11, 2006
Window: 7-10 a.m. EST (1200-1500 GMT)
Site: Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia

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Minotaur rocket makes sunrise ascent from Virginia
Posted: December 16, 2006

The Orbital Sciences Minotaur 1 rocket launches at 7 a.m. from Virginia's Wallops Island carrying the Air Force's TacSat 2 and NASA's GeneSat 1 spacecraft.

Photo credit: NASA

Credit: NASA