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.

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Government/Top Secret


ORS-1 satellite is designed to provide orbital space imagery of Southwest Asia and to enhance battlespace awareness to operational field commanders.

Launch Window


NET: June 30th 2011 - 03:09 UTC

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Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Launch Area 0 B, Wallops Island, Virginia


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOi-dHYT3c0

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