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  • More rain ... again

     
    If it seems like it's been raining all month, that's because it has. BWI has clocked more than two inches already since the first of the month. And there's more to come as winds across the continent remain largely west-to-east....
  • Minotaur launch scrubbed again

     
    Launch team at Wallops Island launch site was waiting for thunderstorm cells to clear the area, and with an hour left in the countdown, time ran out on their three-hour launch window. No word yet on when they will try...

    Satellite launch from Wallops this summer

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:The Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport is preparing for another Minotaur rocket launch down on Wallops Island, Va., the fourth since 2006. The 70-foot rocket will carry an ORS-1 satellite for the Pentagon. It’s designed to...

    Gone fishin'

     
    This turned out to be an unlucky week to take a vacation, what with the ORS-1/Minotaur-1 launch scheduled for Tuesday night down at Wallops Island, Va. Wish I could get down there to cover it.But it's that time, and plans...

    Weather problematic for Tuesday launch at Wallops

     
    Preparations continue for Tuesday night's planned launch of a four-stage Minotaur 1 rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. But the forecast carries a 60 percent risk of showers and thunderstorms during the evening launch window.If weather or...