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Taurus 3110
Part of Taurus Family
American all-solid propellant orbital launch vehicle.

AKA: Taurus XL 3110. Status: Active. First Launch: 2009-02-24. Last Launch: 2011-03-04. Number: 2 . Thrust: 1,380.00 kN (310,230 lbf). Gross mass: 73,000 kg (160,000 lb). Height: 31.60 m (103.60 ft). Diameter: 2.35 m (7.70 ft).

Family: all-solid, orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Spacecraft: Leostar, Leostar-1, ROCSAT, Cubesat. Launch Sites: Vandenberg, Vandenberg 576E. Stages: Castor 120, Pegasus-1, Pegasus-2, Pegasus-3. Agency: OSC.



2009 February 24 - . 09:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg 576E. LV Family: Taurus. Launch Vehicle: Taurus 3110. FAILURE: Payload fairing did not separate..
  • OCO - . Mass: 407 kg (897 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: McLean. Class: Earth. Type: Climate satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Leostar. Spacecraft: Leostar. Orbiting Carbon Observatory. A single instrument with a three classical grating spectrometers allowed carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere to be monitored..

2011 March 4 - . 10:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg 576E. LV Family: Taurus. Launch Vehicle: Taurus 3110. FAILURE: Fairing failed to separate..
  • Glory - . Mass: 545 kg (1,201 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Earth. Type: Weather satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Leostar-1. Spacecraft: Leostar-1. Second failure of this vehicle in a row due to fairing not separating. NASA satellite that would have used an aerosol polarimetry sensor (APS) to provide a global map of aerosol particulates (soot and sulphates) to help calibrate climate change models..
  • E1P - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Explorer 1 Prime, Montana State University Cubesat. Was to have duplicated Explorer 1's discovery of the van Allen radiation belts in 1958 using a geiger counter..
  • Hermes - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. 1U cubesat for University of Colorado at Boulder..
  • KySat-1 - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. University of Kentucky Cubesat..


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