Tacsat 2

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Technology

Low Earth Orbit Launch Area 0 B Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Technology satellite for the US Air Force

Minotaur I

Family: Minotaur
Configuration:

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. An optional hydrazine-powered fifth stage called HAPS can be used.

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    4
  • Max Stage
    5
  • Length
    19.21 m
  • Diameter
    1.67 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    36 T
  • Thrust
    935 kN
Family
  • Name
    Minotaur I
  • Family
    Minotaur
  • Variant
  • Alias
    Minotaur OSP-SLV
  • Full Name
    Minotaur I
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    580 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    331 kg

Orbital Sciences Corporation

Orbital Sciences Corporation

(OSC)

Successes: 66 Failures: 6 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

INFO WIKI

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Launch Area 0 B


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