Photos: Minotaur-C Rocket Readied for Launch with Planet’s SkySat & Dove Satellites

An Orbital ATK Minotaur-C rocket is readied for liftoff from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Bast with ten satellites for San Francisco-based operator Planet, a major player in the commercial Earth-imaging business. Minotaur-C – a re-branded Taurus rocket – is making its inaugural launch under the new name and carries six SkySat spacecraft capable of high-resolution video and imagery collection plus four small Dove CubeSats to add to Planet’s large constellation of medium-resolution imaging satellites providing imagery of the entire Earth with daily coverage.

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