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Minotaur-4-Lite
« on: 05/22/2009 11:44 AM »
According to the Orbital brochures and datasheets, there are two Minotaur-4 versions:

* Minotaur-4:  SR-118 / SR-119 / SR-120 / Orion-38
* Minotaur-4+: SR-118 / SR-119 / SR-120 / Star-48V

Recently i found a document, which reports a Minotaur-4-Lite will launch the suborbital HTV-2 experiments:
www.darpa.mil/Docs/Falcon-Blackswift%20FS%20Oct08.pdf

Does anyone have info, how this Minotaur-4-Lite differs from the other versions?


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Re: Minotaur-4-Lite
« Reply #1 on: 06/15/2009 03:03 PM »
According to the Orbital brochures and datasheets, there are two Minotaur-4 versions:

* Minotaur-4:  SR-118 / SR-119 / SR-120 / Orion-38
* Minotaur-4+: SR-118 / SR-119 / SR-120 / Star-48V

Recently i found a document, which reports a Minotaur-4-Lite will launch the suborbital HTV-2 experiments:
www.darpa.mil/Docs/Falcon-Blackswift%20FS%20Oct08.pdf

Does anyone have info, how this Minotaur-4-Lite differs from the other versions?

No Orion-38 fourth stage.

Then a Minotaur-3-Lite designation would be more logical, as the Minotaur-3 generally does not have the Orion-38.

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Re: Minotaur-4-Lite
« Reply #2 on: 06/17/2009 03:59 PM »
Have any Minotaur IIIs actually been ordered yet?

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Re: Minotaur-4-Lite
« Reply #3 on: 06/17/2009 07:11 PM »
One Minotaur III was ordered for HTV-1, but as HTV-1 was cancelled, i think the launch contract was canecelled too

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Re: Minotaur-4-Lite
« Reply #4 on: 09/18/2011 10:22 PM »
According to the Orbital brochures and datasheets, there are two Minotaur-4 versions:

* Minotaur-4:  SR-118 / SR-119 / SR-120 / Orion-38
* Minotaur-4+: SR-118 / SR-119 / SR-120 / Star-48V

Is the Minotaur-4+ configuration described here the one that will be used for the upcoming TacSat-4 launch?
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Re: Minotaur-4-Lite
« Reply #5 on: 09/19/2011 08:48 AM »
According to the Orbital brochures and datasheets, there are two Minotaur-4 versions:

* Minotaur-4:  SR-118 / SR-119 / SR-120 / Orion-38
* Minotaur-4+: SR-118 / SR-119 / SR-120 / Star-48V

Is the Minotaur-4+ configuration described here the one that will be used for the upcoming TacSat-4 launch?

Yes, this one will be used for TACSAT-4

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