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Orbital Minotaur IV launches with TacSat-4


An Orbital Minotaur IV+ rocket has launched from Kodiak Island, Alaska, on Tuesday, carrying an experimental communications satellite for the United States Navy and Operationally Responsive Space Office. Liftoff was…

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Minotaur IV debuts from the Cape with ORS-5 launch


Orbital ATK’s Minotaur rocket made its first launch from Cape Canaveral Friday, delivering the experimental space surveillance ORS-5 satellite to orbit. The Minotaur IV vehicle lifted off deep…

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Air Force reveals plan for up to 48 launches per year from Cape Canaveral


Following the successful launch of a Delta IV rocket with the WGS-9 satellite Saturday night, Brigadier General Wayne R. Monteith and Major General David D. Thompson of the…

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Atlas V launches WorldView-4 out of Vandenberg


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket – interrupted by a wildfire – finally conducted a rare commercial launch on Friday, tasked with orbiting the WorldView-4 Earth-imaging…

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Kodiak Island spaceport reopens following 2014 launch failure


A rededication and ribbon cutting ceremony has taken place at the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA) to reopen the dual use commercial spaceport after a devastating launch…

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ISS dodges Minotaur debris via PDAM


The International Space Station (ISS) conducted a Pre-Determined Debris Avoidance Maneuver (PDAM) on Monday, dodging part of a spent Minotaur rocket body. The space shove was provided by the…

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Orbital’s Minotaur I successfully lofts multitude of payloads


Orbital Sciences Corporation have launched the ORS-3 mission for the US military, using a Minotaur I rocket to demonstrate technology aimed at reducing costs for future missions. The…

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Orbital’s Minotaur V launches LADEE mission to the Moon


NASA’s latest mission to the Moon launched aboard an Orbital Sciences Minotaur rocket Friday night. Liftoff of the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer from the Wallops launch…

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Orbital Minotaur IV launches hypersonic vehicle – HTV-2b lost during flight


Orbital Sciences Corporation launched a Minotaur IV rocket carrying an experimental hypersonic prototype for the United States Air Force and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency into space on…

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Orbital Minotaur I launches with ORS-1 following eventful count


Orbital Sciences Corporation have launched the ORS-1 spacecraft for the United States’ Operationally Responsive Space Office via the tenth flight of a Minotaur I rocket, from the Mid-Atlantic…

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ULA Atlas V launches with NROL-34 payload


The United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket has performed its twenty-fifth launch, delivering into orbit the classified NROL-34 payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office. The launch took place…

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Orbital’s Minotaur I launches with NROL-66


Orbital Sciences Corporation have launched a Minotaur I from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Sunday, carrying a classified technology development satellite for the United States National Reconnaissance…

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Delta IV Heavy launches on debut West Coast launch with NRO L-49


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy has made its first launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Thursday. The rocket, launched on schedule from Vandenberg Air…

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Orbital Minotaur IV launches with multiple satellites


Orbital Sciences Corporation used their Minotaur IV launch vehicle to loft eight satellites for the United States Government and university research programmes on Friday night. The mission, designated…

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Minotaur IV launches first Space Based Space Surveillance satellite


An Orbital Minotaur IV has made its first orbital launch during the early hours of Sunday morning, carrying the first Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) satellite for the US…

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ULA Atlas V launches with classified NROL-41


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) have launched an Atlas V with the classified NROL-41 payload for the United States National Reconnaissance Office. The rocket, flown in the 501…

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First Minotaur IV launches with Hypersonic Test Vehicle


An Orbital Minotaur IV rocket has made its maiden flight on Thursday – with lift off from Space Launch Complex 8 at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California occurring at 4pm…

Orbital successfully launch TacSat-3 via Minotaur 1


An Orbital Minotaur 1 has finally launched from the Wallops Island Flight Facility with the Tactical Satellite-3 (TacSat-3) satellite. The launch was heavily postponed, with several scrubs relating…

Minotaur finally launches with NFIRE


An Orbital Science Minotaur I launch vehicle has lifted off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport launch pad on the south end of Wallops Island in Virginia at 2:48am…

Minotaur launches with TacSat-2/GeneSat-2


An Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) Minotaur I launch vehicle has blasted off from NASA Wallops Flight Facility this morning, carrying the TacSat-2 and GeneSat-1 satellites. Liftoff was at…