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Minotaur I

Northrop Grumman Space Systems

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Type: Government/Top Secret

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


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Launch Area 0 B

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

77 rockets have launched from Wallops Island, Virginia, USA.

Launch Area 0 B, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA


Northrop Grumman Space Systems – NGSS

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: NGSS
  • Administration: CEO: Kathy Warden
  • Founded: 2015
  • Launchers: Antares | Minotaur | Pegasus
  • Spacecraft: Cygnus
  • Country: USA

Northrup Grumman Space 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.

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Rocket Nerd
Rocket Nerd
2 years ago

Anybody ever notice that this has the same boosters as the Atlas V by ULA?

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
2 years ago

Converted ICBMs put to better use and 3 out of 3 launches is not bad. Keep up the great work NGIS. Another Top Secret job.

Mark R
Mark R
2 years ago

description needs to be updated.
The Minotaur I launch system is derived from converted Minuteman II ICBMs and is used to launch small satellites for the US Government. An optional hydrazine-powered fifth stage called HAPS can be used. is repeated twice in the Rocket Description

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Reply to  Mark R
2 years ago

Thanks for letting us know. The description has been updated.