An Air Force, Missile Defense Agency, NASA, and contractor team successfully launched two Space Tracking and Surveillance System Demonstrator spacecraft built by Northrop Grumman from Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket at 8:20:22 a.m. EDT. The STSS demo satellites have sensors to detect, track, and discriminate ballistic missiles throughout their trajectories.
NASA Photo/Jack Pfaller
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