Experimental hypersonic glider launch a success

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April 24, 2010, 7:09 am
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(NECN/KCOY: Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif) - Crews at Vandenberg Air Force Base are celebrating a successful rocket launch.

The Minotaur IV blasted off Friday afternoon from the Central Coast.

Its payload is a hyper-sonic technology vehicle that will fly within the earth's atmosphere to a broad-ocean impact point in the Marshall Islands.

The launch will let crews know more about aerodynamics, high-temperature materials and advanced guidance control.

Tags: Air Force, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Minotaur IV, Marshall Islands
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