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Photos: Surplus missile motor from 1960s launches classified NRO satellites

Photos: Surplus missile motor from 1960s launches classified NRO satellites

Source: Spaceflight Now
Date Published: 06/20/2021

A Cold War-era missile motor cast with solid propellant in 1966 fired up for the first time Wednesday to catapult a Northrop Grumman Minotaur 1 rocket off a launch pad in Virginia with three small spacecraft for the U.S. government’s spy satellite agency.

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