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2011-08-19 06:15:00

VANDENBERG AFB, Calif., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TASC, Inc. provided independent mission assurance, launch site and engineering support for the August 11 launch of a Minotaur IV Lite launch vehicle. The rocket carried DARPA's Hypersonic Technology Vehicle (HTV-2), which is believed to be the fastest vehicle ever flown from the ground, achieving Mach 20 speeds. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100524/PH08918LOGO ) "These launches support some of our most advanced...

2010-09-27 14:28:00

CHANTILLY, Va., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force successfully launched on September 25 a Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) satellite into its initial low earth orbit, with support from TASC's Rocket Systems Launch Program team. The launch was the second utilizing the Minotaur IV launch vehicle, which has allowed the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Space Development and Test Wing to increase significantly its capability to deliver larger payloads to orbit. The...

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2010-09-27 06:25:00

The Air Force said that a U.S. space surveillance satellite was launched late Saturday from the central California coast. Officials from Vandenberg Air Force Base said in a news release that the Minotaur 4 rocket launched at 9:41 p.m. Pacific time while carrying the Space Based Space Surveillance satellite launched. The satellite was designed to detect and monitor space debris, as well as satellites and other space objects that could threaten national security, communications and weather...