Dazzling Nighttime Rocket Launch Puts Record 29 Sats In Orbit

from space.com: A spectacular rocket launch from Virginia’s eastern shore late Tuesday (Nov. 19) lit up the night sky like an artificial sun, kicking off a record-breaking mission to put 29 satellites into orbit. The Orbital Sciences-built Minotaur 1 rocket launched into space at 8:15 p.m. EST (0115 GMT Wednesday) from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to begin the ORS-3 mission, which is run by the U.S. military’s Operationally Responsive Space Office. The launch was expected to be visible to millions of observes along the U.S. East Coast, weather permitting.

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