Northrop Grumman Space Technology

Minotaur I

Northrop Grumman Space Technology

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Successes: 4 Failures: 1 Pending: 1

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Launch Vehicle


Minotaur I

Configuration:
Family: Minotaur

The Minotaur I launch system is derived from converted Minuteman II ICBMs and is used to launch small satellites for the US Government. The first and second stages, taken directly from decommissioned Minuteman missiles, are mated to the Orion third and fourth stages taken from the Pegasus XL air-launched rocket family. An optional hydrazine-powered fifth stage called HAPS can be used.The Minotaur I launch system is derived from converted Minuteman II ICBMs and is used to launch small satellites for the US Government. The first and second stages, taken directly from decommissioned Minuteman missiles, are mated to the Orion third and fourth stages taken from the Pegasus XL air-launched rocket family. An optional hydrazine-powered fifth stage called HAPS can be used.

Vehicle Specifications


Minotaur I
GTO: None
LEO: 580
Length: 19.21 m
Diameter: 1.67 m
Launch Mass: 36k kg
Thurst: 930 kN
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Government/Top Secret


Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Launch Window


NET: April 1st 2019 - 00:00 UTC

Open: April 1st 2019 - 00:00 UTC

Close: April 1st 2019 - 00:00 UTC

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Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Launch Area 0 B, Wallops Island, Virginia


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