See Northrop Grumman’s Minotaur 1 rocket into orbit on Tuesday morning
The rocket will take off from NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, from Pad 0B of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at 7 p.m. ET.
“We are the nation’s eyes and ears in space,” said Davis. “On any given day, around 500,000 people access information drawn from information gathered by NGO systems.”
This intelligence is used to make critical national security decisions and aid U.S. war fighters, he added.
How cargo gets into space
The Minotaur 1 is a four-stage rocket, meaning it is …