Minotaur IV | SBSS (USA-216)

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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Launch Window


NET: September 26th 2010 - 04:41 UTC

Open: September 26th 2010 - 04:41 UTC

Close: September 26th 2010 - 04:41 UTC

Watch the Launch



Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 8, Vandenberg AFB, CA


Links


Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKQhVMeeU6s

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