Vandenberg Launches Rocket

After a 24-hour delay due to a power issue affecting safety equipment, Vandenberg Air Force Base successfully launched a Minotaur I rocket on 2/6 that carried a payload into space for the National Reconnaissance Office. As they were during the launch of the huge Delta IV Heavy rocket last month, Vandenberg and its partner agencies were very hush-hush about what exactly was deployed from the much smaller Minotaur I rocket. The base’s next launch is scheduled for 2/23 during which a Taurus XL rocket will take off for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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