Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Minotaur IV

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CEO: Wesley G. Bush Founded: 2015 Successes: 52 Failures: 4 Pending: 3

Northrup Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defence and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. They aquired Orbital ATK in 2018 along with its launchers and ongoing missions. Antares launches from Wallops in Virginia. Minotaur has many launch sites, with the most active now being Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg. Pegasus is an air launched vehicle from an aircraft and so has many launch locations.

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Launch Vehicle


Minotaur IV

Configuration:
Family: Minotaur

The Minotaur IV launch system is derived from the Peacekeeper ICBM. The first three stages are taken directly from decommissioned Peacekeeper missiles. A fourth stage, the Orion-38, is taken from the Pegasus family of air-launched rockets.

Vehicle Specifications


Minotaur IV
GTO: 0
LEO: 1735
Length: 23.9 m
Diameter: 2.35 m
Launch Mass: 86k kg
Thurst: 2200 kN
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Government/Top Secret


Also known as SensorSat, the Operationally Responsive Space 5 (ORS-5) will perform surveillance on geostationary (GEO) satellites. The craft will provide a stopgap for the existing space based surveillance system (SBSS), since full replacements are not expected until after 2020. With a mass of approximately 100kg the solar powered craft will operate in low earth orbit at an altitude of 600km.

Launch Window


NET: August 26th 2017 - 06:04 UTC

Open: August 26th 2017 - 03:15 UTC

Close: August 26th 2017 - 07:15 UTC

Watch the Launch



Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 46, Cape Canaveral, FL


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Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98vhe3cRBGk

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