[amsat-bb] Spectacular Minotaur launch from Wallops this evening

Daniel Schultz n8fgv at usa.net
Wed Jun 29 21:08:41 PDT 2011

The Minotaur 1 rocket carrying the ORS-1 satellite was a spectacular sight
tonight from Burtonsville, MD, about 120 air miles from the launch site. I saw
the first stage exhaust plume and first stage burnout and staging in
binoculars. I wish it were possible to record that sight on video, but
photography is just not up to the task. Launch was at 11:09 pm.

There are more launches coming up, including a lunar mission later this year
and space station resupply launches next year.

Dan Schultz N8FGV

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