SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — The upcoming launch of a military satellite is expected to bring hundreds of people to the lower Eastern Shore.
The surveillance satellite is scheduled for launch in May or June from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Damp And Cool
NASA Wallops Flight Facility spokesman Keith Kohler says more than 250 invited guests are expected for the launch. And about 50 employees working on the launch will arrive four to six weeks before launch.READ MORE: Baltimore County Police Union Says It Has Lost Confidence In Leadership Of BCPD Chief Melissa Hyatt
The satellite will be carried into space by a Minotaur rocket. The upcoming launch will be the fourth Minotaur launch from Wallops.
About 50 tourism representatives from Virginia, Maryland and Delaware were briefed recently in Atlantic, Va., on the launch. The group wants to take advantage of upcoming rocket launches at Wallops’ spaceport to promote tourism.MORE NEWS: Technical Problems Raise Transparency Concerns In Latest Marilyn Mosby Criminal Case Hearing
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