Orbital Sciences Corporation
Type: Test Flight
USA-165 or XSS-11 (Experimental Satellite System-11) is a small, washing-machine-sized, low-cost spacecraft developed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate to test technology for proximity operations.
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Space Launch Complex 8
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
713 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.
Minotaur I – Orbital Sciences Corporation
- Family: Minotaur
- Length: 19.21 m
- Diameter: 1.67 m
- Launch Mass: 36 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 580 kg
The Minotaur I was manufactured by Orbital Sciences Corporation with the first launch on 2000-01-27. Minotaur I has 12 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 12 launches. The Minotaur I launch system is derived from converted Minuteman II ICBMs and is used to launch small satellites for the US Government. The first and second stages, taken directly from decommissioned Minuteman missiles, are mated to the Orion third and fourth stages taken from the Pegasus XL air-launched rocket family. An optional hydrazine-powered fifth stage called HAPS can be used.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.
Orbital Sciences Corporation – OSC
- Type: Commercial
- Abbreviation: OSC
- Country: USA