U.S. Air Force space planners have chosen NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Atlantic coast to launch the TacSat 2 satellite mission for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The 61-year-old sounding-rocket facility also will launch a Minotaur I with the Near-Field Infrared Experiment (Nfire) for the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency. Set for launch Nov. 13, TacSat 2 is an Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration that will wring out AFRL's ability to design, build and test a ...


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