... For the HTV-2 mission, Orbital will fly a three-stage Minotaur IV "Lite"version of the rocket to carry out the suborbital flight trajectory. ...
Looks like a delay until April 21 at the earliest, due to weather.http://www.keyt.com/news/local/91551629.html - Ed Kyle
Blimey, someone needs to get a subeditor to that article! But the info is what counts.Changed the thread title.
Ok, this one should head uphill today. Still the same launch window?
I take it that the "Lite" version only uses the three Peacekeeper motors, with no fourth stage?An MX missile, except with Pegasus/Taurus avionics and a Taurus payload fairing, and launched from a fixed above-ground stand rather than pressure-launched from a silo?
I assume this won't be webcasted?
Athena launches are only likely to be made from Vandenberg if payload requirements prevent the launch occurring from the other Athena launch sites at Cape Canaveral, Wallops Island, and Kodiak Island.
Just did a little looking to see if there a webcast and found out it's delayed till Thursday.VAFB - Minotaur Delayed
Quote from: mrhuggy on 04/21/2010 05:27 pmJust did a little looking to see if there a webcast and found out it's delayed till Thursday.VAFB - Minotaur DelayedIt seems to have been updated few minutes ago, Wed. is back as the launch date !