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NROL-174

Minotaur IV

Northrop Grumman Space Systems

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Trajectory


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Mission


NROL-174

  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Orbit: Unknown

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

Location


Space Launch Complex 8

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 8 has witnessed the launch of 8 rockets, including 8 orbital launch attempts, while Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA, has been the site for 746 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 8

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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