Wallops Flight Facility Being Recognized By MicroSat Systems
Littleton, Color. - Today MicroSat Systems (MSI) recognized the Wallops Flight Facility for their support of the TacSat-2 satellite launch nearly a year ago on December 16, 2006. The ceremony was held at the Wallops NASA Visitor Center and Museum.
NASA and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport were recognized for supporting the successful launch of the TacSat-2 satellite aboard an Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket. This launch was the first orbital launch from Wallops since 1995 ending a twelve year hiatus. MSI, developers of the spacecraft bus, presented to Wallops a scale model of TacSat-2 that will be displayed in the Wallops museum as well as showed the video of the TacSat-2 launch. Presenting from MSI was President, John Roth and Director of Advanced Systems, Dr. Todd Mosher. Accepting the model on behalf of Wallops was NASA Wallops Director John Campbell, NASA TacSat-2 Project Manager Ron Walsh and Spaceport Manager Rick Baldwin.
"MSI is pleased to present NASA Wallops the scale model of the TacSat-2 Satellite it designed and built," said President John Roth. "In helping with the successful launch, Wallops not only helped launch our satellite, they also helped launch our company."