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Rocket Readied
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Rocket Readied

July 3, 2012
In Orbital Sciences' Pegasus processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base's in California, the Pegasus XL rocket is readied for flight. Once the spacecraft is integrated with the rocket in mid-February, the rocket and spacecraft will be flown on Orbital's L-1011 carrier aircraft to the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site at the Pacific Ocean's Kwajalein Atoll for launch. Image credit: NASA/Randy Beaudoin, VAFB