TASC verified the avionics systems and flight software for the Minotaur V rocket that launched Friday and contains a NASA moon-observing satellite.
The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer lifted off from NASA’s Wallops flight facility in Virginia aboard the five-stage rocket, TASC said Monday.
Orbital Sciences Corp. builds the Minotaur family of launch vehicles for the U.S. Air Force.
“We are honored to be a part of the USAF’s mission to support space research and proud that TASC has the program heritage and knowledge to help make this launch a success,” said John Brennan, vice president of TASC’s Air Force business unit.
Before the launch, TASC reviewed the design of the rocket’s avionics systems and built a testbed for the flight software.