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Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems launch of a Minotaur IV Rocket

TBD

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is scheduled to launch a Minotaur IV rocket as part of the unknown mission. The launch window for the unknown mission is on Mon, Sep 30th, 2019, 8:00 PM EDT from Launch Area 0 B, Wallops Island, Virginia. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Area 0 B, Wallops Island, Virginia

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Rocket

Minotaur IV

The Minotaur IV launch system is derived from the Peacekeeper ICBM. The first three stages are taken directly from decommissioned Peacekeeper missiles. A fourth stage, the Orion-38, is taken from the Pegasus family of air-launched rockets.

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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