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NROL-129

Minotaur IV

Northrop Grumman Space Systems

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 95% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

Mission


NROL-129

  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

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

Location


Launch Area 0 B

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Launch Area 0 B has witnessed the launch of 8 rockets, including 8 orbital launch attempts, while Wallops Island, Virginia, USA, has been the site for 77 rocket launches.

Launch Area 0 B

Rocket


Orbital ATK Minotaur IV

The Minotaur IV 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.

Minotaur IV

Agency


Northrop Grumman Space Systems

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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems
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