History Quiz - Week of Oct. 22
By Randy Saunders , 50th Space Wing Historian
/ Published October 20, 2015
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --
Last week's question and answer:
On Oct. 1, 2000, the wing assumed control of what satellite from the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization? On that date, the wing assumed control of the Midcourse Space Experiment. The 1st Space Operations Squadron operated the system until 2008.
This week's question:
At 8:22 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Oct. 10, 2007, an Atlas V booster launched the first of which satellite family into orbit? Bonus: When did the 50th Space Wing accept satellite control authority of the satellite?
Responses to the quiz questions can be emailed to the 50th Space Wing Historian