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Minotaur IV+ – Orbital Sciences Corporation

Minotaur IV+ – Orbital Sciences Corporation

  • Family: Minotaur
  • Length: 23.9 m
  • Diameter: 2.35 m
  • Launch Mass: 86 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1950 kg

The Minotaur IV+, manufactured by Orbital Sciences Corporation established in unknown year, undertook its inaugural launch on 09/27/2011. Notably, Minotaur IV+ has 1 successful launches and 0 failed attempts, with a cumulative tally of 1 launches, currently with 0 pending launches in the pipeline.

The Minotaur IV+ launch system is derived from the Peacekeeper ICBM. The first three stages are taken directly from decommissioned Peacekeeper missiles. It is similar to the Minotaur IV, but uses a larger Star-48V upper stage in place of the Orion-38 used on the baseline Minotaur IV.

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