Photos: Minotaur-C rocket lifts off from California’s Central Coast
Ten commercial Earth-observing satellites launched aboard Minotaur-C rocket
Returning to service after a six-year hiatus, Orbital ATK’s revamped Minotaur-C rocket soared into space Tuesday from California’s Central Coast with 10 commercial Earth-imaging spacecraft for Planet, a San Francisco-based company with a globe-spanning satellite fleet mapping the world’s land masses every day.
Photos: Minotaur-C rocket awaits liftoff from California
Live coverage: Minotaur-C rocket launches with cluster of satellites
Timeline of Minotaur-C launch with SkySats and Doves
Familiar rocket with new name returns to flight Tuesday
Soyuz liftoff glimpsed by orbiting observer and launch pad cameras
Soyuz rocket lifts off with 73 satellites
A Russian Soyuz booster lifted off Friday from Kazakhstan on a complex mission to deploy 73 satellites into three different orbits, including a Russian spacecraft to locate forest fires, 48 CubeSats for Planet’s global Earth observation fleet, and eight nanosatellites for Spire Global’s commercial weather network.