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NROL-129

Minotaur IV

Northrop Grumman Space Systems

Launch Status
Success

Mission

NROL-129

Type: Government/Top Secret

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

Mission patch for NROL-129

Location

Launch Area 0 B

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

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

Launch Area 0 B, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Rocket

Minotaur IV – Orbital ATK

Family: Minotaur
Length: 23.9 m
Diameter: 2.35 m
Launch Mass: 86 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1735 kg

The Minotaur IV was manufactured by Orbital ATK with the first launch on . Minotaur IV has 3 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 3 launches. 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.

Agency

Northrop Grumman Space Systems

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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