Minotaur V launch of lunar probe to be visible in wide area
On Friday night at at approximately 11:27 p.m. EDT, Orbital Sciences will launch a five-stage Minotaur V rocket from the Wallops Island spaceport on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. It will send NASA’s LADEE science probe to orbit the Moon: Orbital Set to Launch NASA’s LADEE Lunar Orbiter Aboard Minotaur V Rocket.
The launch will be webcast on NASA TV but if you are in a region from South Carolina to Maine and inland as far as West Virginia, you may see at least a portion of the launch. Check the Launch visibility map.
Updates on the launch status can be found here: Minotaur Launch Report | Mission Status Center – Spaceflight Now.