Minotaur IV HAPS | STP S-26

Orbital Sciences Corporation launch of a Minotaur IV Rocket

Launch Status

Orbital Sciences Corporation was scheduled to launch a Minotaur IV rocket as part of the STP S-26 mission. The launch window for the Dedicated Rideshare mission was on Fri, Nov 19th, 2010, 8:25 PM EST from Launch Pad 1 Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska, USA. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Minotaur IV and experience the excitement for yourself.


Launch Pad 1

Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska, USA


Minotaur IV

The Minotaur IV HAPS 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. A fifth stage, consisting of a hydrazine-powered motor called HAPS, increases orbital insertion accuracy and allows additional orbital maneuvering.

Orbital Sciences Corporation