Residents of the Philly region may want to plan an early wakeup Tuesday morning!
A Minotaur 1 rocket is scheduled to take off at 7 a.m. Tuesday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, NASA said.
The rocket will be carrying three national security payloads for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
Weather permitting we should be able to see it at around 30-60 seconds after liftoff.
Grab that cup of coffee ☕— NASA Wallops (@NASA_Wallops) June 8, 2021
A #Minotaur rocket carrying a @NatReconOfc payload is scheduled to launch June 15 at 7 a.m. For those along the East Coast, if the weather is right, you may see the rocket and its contrail in the sky: https://t.co/BhcWhOAmgH pic.twitter.com/xLEIe9hGem
Let’s hope for clear skies because the launch may not be visible if the weather doesn’t call for sunny skies.
Live coverage of the mission countdown is scheduled to begin at 6:30 a.m. on the Wallops YouTube site.