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Minotaur 1
Part of Minuteman Family
American all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Orbital launch vehicle consisting of a surplus Minuteman M55A1 first stage, Minuteman SR19 second stage, and new Orion 50XL third stage, Orion 38 fourth stage, and optional HAPS fifth stage for velocity trim and multiple payload deployment. Payload 580 kg to an 185 km, 28.5 degree orbit from Cape Canaveral; 310 kg to a 740 km sun-synchronous orbit from Vandenberg.

Status: Active. First Launch: 2000-01-27. Last Launch: 2013-11-20. Number: 12 . Thrust: 340.00 kN (76,430 lbf). Gross mass: 36,300 kg (80,000 lb). Height: 19.20 m (62.90 ft). Diameter: 1.68 m (5.51 ft).


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Family: all-solid, orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Spacecraft: Astro-200, ORS-3, RPP, Streak, Microstar, ASUSAT, FalconSat, JAK, JAWSAT, MEMS, OCSE, OPAL, STENSAT, SA-200, Picosat, XSS, Cubesat, USA 185, Genesat, Tacsat ORS. Launch Sites: Wallops Island, Vandenberg, Vandenberg SLC8, Wallops Island LA0B. Stages: M55/TX-55/Tu-122, Pegasus XL-2, Pegasus-3, SR19. Agency: OSC.

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