Minotaur I | NROL-111

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems launch of a Minotaur I Rocket

TBD

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is scheduled to launch a Minotaur I rocket as part of the NROL-111 mission. The launch window for the Government/Top Secret mission is on Tue, Dec 31st, 2019, 7:00 PM EST from Launch Area 0 B, Wallops Island, Virginia. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

NROL-111

Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Area 0 B, Wallops Island, Virginia

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Rocket

Minotaur I

The Minotaur I launch system is derived from converted Minuteman II ICBMs and is used to launch small satellites for the US Government. The first and second stages, taken directly from decommissioned Minuteman missiles, are mated to the Orion third and fourth stages taken from the Pegasus XL air-launched rocket family. An optional hydrazine-powered fifth stage called HAPS can be used.The Minotaur I launch system is derived from converted Minuteman II ICBMs and is used to launch small satellites for the US Government. The first and second stages, taken directly from decommissioned Minuteman missiles, are mated to the Orion third and fourth stages taken from the Pegasus XL air-launched rocket family. An optional hydrazine-powered fifth stage called HAPS can be used.

Orbital Sciences Corporation
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