Minotaur V | LADEE

Orbital Sciences Corporation launch of a Minotaur V Rocket

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Orbital Sciences Corporation was scheduled to launch a Minotaur V rocket as part of the LADEE mission. The launch window for the mission was on Fri, Sep 6th, 2013, 11:27 PM EDT from Launch Area 0 B, Wallops Island, Virginia. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Minotaur V and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

LADEE

NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE, pronounced like "laddie") was a robotic mission that orbited the moon to gather detailed information about the lunar atmosphere, conditions near the surface and environmental influences on lunar dust.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Area 0 B, Wallops Island, Virginia

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Rocket

Minotaur V

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Northrup Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defence and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. They aquired Orbital ATK in 2018 along with its launchers and ongoing missions. 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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