Minotaur IV HAPS | STP S-26

Orbital Sciences Corporation launch of a Minotaur IV Rocket

Launch Status
Success

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.

Location

Launch Pad 1

Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska, USA

Rocket

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