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Offline Orbiter Obvious

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Re: Athena and Minotaur
« Reply #40 on: 09/05/2007 02:29 am »
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antonioe - 4/9/2007  2:49 PM

(*TRIPLE SIGH*) I may regret this bitterly, but OK, here it goes:

hmmm.. having some trouble uploading the image... is this the Supreme Being (Bill Gates) telling me I should *NOT* do this?


You need to speak to Chris about large files in the open sections of the site.

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Re: Athena and Minotaur
« Reply #41 on: 04/15/2008 01:13 am »
So wouldn't it be wise for NASA and the AF to offer a close out special to use up the available boosters? I know these are small boosters and the market for them is limited, but the right price could allow student and high risk pay loads, maybe give AMSAT a ride at a close out price.

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Re: RE: Athena and Minotaur
« Reply #42 on: 05/17/2021 03:04 pm »
ULA is not offering Athena.  Minotaurs are really Minuteman II's with Pegasus upperstages.  There are hundreds of Minutemans available.  One of the versions of the Minotuar uses the Peacekeeper and there are around 50 of those
Lockheed Martin again gave up on the Athena program in March 2017.

There are two Minotaur launches scheduled this year, one next month and another in the second half of this year.

Links:
https://spacenews.com/lockheed-martin-halts-athena-effort-plans-some-atlas-5-overlap-with-vulcan/
http://www.sworld.com.au/steven/space/usmil-man.txt

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