STEP 0 & DARPASAT

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Communications

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 576E Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

STEP 0 (Space Test Experiment Platform 0) was a technology demonstration satellite flown under the Space Test Program (STP). DARPASAT (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Satellite) was designed to demonstrate advanced technology. Ball Aerospace designed, fabricated, integrated, and tested the spacecraft bus, and integrated two government-supplied payloads.

Minotaur

Family: Pegasus
Configuration: C

Specifications
  • Length
  • Diameter
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Minotaur
  • Family
    Pegasus
  • Variant
    C
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Minotaur C
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Orbital ATK

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David W. Thompson Founded: 2015 Successes: 6 Failures: 1 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

Orbital ATK Inc. is an American aerospace manufacturer and defense industry company. It was formed in 2015 from the merger of Orbital Sciences Corporation and parts of Alliant Techsystems. Orbital ATK designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world both as a prime contractor and as a merchant supplier. 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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Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 576E


Atlas V 401
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4 days, 6 hours ago
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5 days, 2 hours ago
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Soyuz 2.1a
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1 week, 6 days ago
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Atlas V 401
Success
2 weeks, 6 days ago
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Space Launch Complex 3E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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Long March 3
Success
3 weeks ago
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Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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Kuaizhou
Success
3 weeks ago
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Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

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Long March 7
Success
4 weeks ago
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Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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