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Announced on 14.01.2014 launches from the coast of Virginia three military missiles with a secret mission were postponed

Announced on 14.01.2014 launches from the coast of Virginia three military missiles with a secret mission were postponed

As reported AstroNews, the US military was about to launch three rockets on Tuesday, from the launch site of the Wallops Flight Facility. Three rockets were to be fired one after another. However, it is reported - Link launches were postponed until January 15 due to rain approaching the launch area. The reserve launch days, with further transfer, will be 16 - January 18. Observers who are in the mid-Atlantic region will be able to see this event, if, of course, weather conditions allow.

Terrier-Orion suborbital rockets, according to plans, should be launched between 01: 00 and 05: 00 local time in Virginia (10: 00 - 14: 00 Moscow time), with a gap between launches 20 seconds, to perform a secret mission Defense

“At the request of project managers from the Ministry of Defense, reports on the current status of the mission will not be provided. There will not be a live webcast of the launch; social networks also do not update information since the beginning of the countdown,” NASA representatives wrote in a message to the media .

However, people living near Wallops Flight Facility may be able to see rockets rushing into space against the backdrop of the night sky. Also, the launch will be available to residents of the southern part of New Jersey and Delaware, as well as from the east coast of Virginia.

If the launch fails today, it will be transferred to other days of the week: from Wednesday to Saturday.

Terrier-Orion rockets each weigh about 1315 kg, their maximum payload is 363 kg. Rockets can lift an 91-kilogram workload to an altitude of about 200 km, and they can lift an 363 kg to an altitude to 80 km.

From Wiki:
Rocket Orion Terrier is a combination of a booster rocket Terrier with Orion rocket, used as a second stage. The system allows you to output a payload ranging from 200 to 800 pounds (from 91 to 360 kg), and can reach heights from 80 to 200 kilometers, depending on the size of the payload.

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  1. domokl
    domokl 16 January 2014 07: 22
    A group of reconnaissance satellites is launched? The payload is too small ...
    1. Civil
      Civil 16 January 2014 07: 34
      With such speed, a new system is being deployed
    2. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 16 January 2014 07: 35
      Quote: domokl
      A group of reconnaissance satellites is launched?

      Maybe yes, maybe no. Let's hope that 2 will not reach, everything happens.
      Hi Sanya.
  2. major071
    major071 16 January 2014 07: 44
    He recalled an old joke: Near the cosmodrome at Cape Canaveral, two crows are sitting on a tree and watching the Challenger launch. One crow: - Do not fly! The second - take off! First - Do not take off! The Challenger takes off and explodes in the second minute of the flight. The second crow of the first: - U, damn it, I got it! First: - Serving the Soviet Union!
  3. ZU-23
    ZU-23 16 January 2014 07: 56
    As soon as you conduct a medical commission, the Americans, you’ve got a lot of sticks out there, you look, they’ll explode unintentionally laughing
  4. SibRUS
    SibRUS 16 January 2014 08: 02
    launches were postponed until January 15 due to rain approaching the launch area

    The next rank is appropriated to a rain. laughing
    GUARDIAN ANGEL 16 January 2014 08: 42
    This is the annual planned change of its space constellation, which is scheduled for years to come; such launches are also scheduled for Russia. The satellites that have spent their resources are replaced by more advanced ones.
  6. Yun Klob
    Yun Klob 16 January 2014 09: 07
    Biological weapons will be sprayed.
  7. AVV
    AVV 16 January 2014 09: 38
    Let them fly, maybe they won’t reach !!!
    1. Rus2012
      16 January 2014 12: 58
      Quote: AVV
      Let them fly, maybe they won’t reach !!!

      They are suborbital ... perhaps already landed.
      Here is the latest infa (google translation):
      on: 9: 33 in the morning, 15 on January 2014
      Update: Three Terrier-Orion suborbital rockets launched from Wallops Island early in the morning for the Department of Defense. The missiles were launched in the 20-second period, which began at 4: 09 am Eastern time.

      The next launches currently planned from Wallops are the NASA suborbital probing rockets in late April and the Antares rocket Orbital Sciences Corporation, tentatively scheduled for May 1.
      ly-tuesday-morning /

      Fuck knows what they’re doing ...
      Perhaps to assess the ability to intercept group goals ...

      Perhaps something is being sprayed, for example, lithium for studying global ionospheric communication interruptions.
      On 24 on June 2013, a pair of daytime meteorological rockets will be launched from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) and will deploy a chemical trail, like the one that was released here from a meteorological rocket at night. A chemical footprint will help researchers track the movement of the wind to determine how it affects the movement of charged particles in the atmosphere. All the colors in the sky shown here, white and blue stripes, and a large red drop at the top are chemical traces. Courtesy: NASA.

      Science and space fans will be able to see the rare June 24 event when NASA launches a two-rocket salvo from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on a mission to study how charged particles in the ionosphere can interfere with communication signals, which affects our daily lives.