Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Minotaur V

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CEO: Wesley G. Bush Founded: 2015 Successes: 53 Failures: 4 Pending: 2

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.


Launch Vehicle

Minotaur V

Family: Minotaur

Vehicle Specifications

Minotaur V
GTO: 0
LEO: 1735
Length: 23.9 m
Diameter: 2.35 m
Launch Mass: 36k kg
Thurst: 1600 kN


NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE, pronounced like "laddie") was a robotic mission that orbited the moon to gather detailed information about the lunar atmosphere, conditions near the surface and environmental influences on lunar dust.

Launch Window

NET: September 7th 2013 - 03:27 UTC

Open: September 7th 2013 - 03:27 UTC

Close: September 7th 2013 - 03:27 UTC

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Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Launch Area 0 B, Wallops Island, Virginia




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