Minotaur-C (Taurus XL) | 6 x SkySat & 4 x Dove

Orbital ATK launch of a Minotaur-C Rocket

Watch Launch Video 1   |   Video 2

Orbital ATK was scheduled to launch a Minotaur-C rocket as part of the Dedicated rideshare mission. The launch window for the Dedicated Rideshare mission was on Tue, Oct 31st, 2017, 5:22 PM EDT from Space Launch Complex 576E, Vandenberg AFB, CA. The status of the launch was Success with a 100% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Minotaur-C and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Dedicated rideshare

Dedicated rideshare

6 x SkySat & 4 x Dove

SkySat is a series of commercial Earth observation satellites, which operate in 500 km sun-synchronous orbit. Each satellite weighs about 120 kg and is intended for 6 years of operation.

Location

Space Launch Complex 576E, Vandenberg AFB, CA

Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
United States Air Force

Rocket

Minotaur

Orbital ATK

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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