Minotaur I - Orbital ATK

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Minotaur I - Orbital ATK
Minotaur I
Space Launch Vehicle
FACT SHEET
Overview
FAC T S AT A G L A N C E
The Minotaur I Space Launch Vehicle
(SLV) provides a responsive, reliable, and
cost-effective launch solution for U.S.
Government-sponsored spacecraft. It
builds on a long background of dependable
launch systems and has a demonstrated
successful history. The Minotaur I SLV uses
residual Minuteman II first and second
stage rocket motors along with the upper
two stages shared with other Orbital
ATK launch vehicles. The combination
of decommissioned ICBM motors with
commercial boosters and state-of-the-art
hardware is one of Orbital ATK’s unique
strengths from experience spanning several
decades.
System Features
• Full spacecraft integration support, including
mission management, spacecraft interface
support (power, telemetry, sequencing,
attitude control, and deployment), through
launch operations and post-launch
performance evaluation
• Responsive launch solutions available
• Mission success is ensured by mature
systems and processes that include Orbital
ATK’s rigorous mission assurance program
and categories of mission assurance to meet
customers’ needs
- Categories range from a basic FAA
licensed launch to full government
insight and independent assessment
The Minotaur family of launch vehicles are
provided via the Orbital/Suborbital Program
(OSP) managed by the U.S. Air Force Space
and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Launch
System Enterprises (LE), Experimental
Launch and Test (LEX) located at Kirtland Air
Force Base, New Mexico.
• Multiple spaceport launch capability
(California, Florida, Alaska, Mid-Atlantic)
using portable ground support equipment
Minotaur I space launch vehicle – ready to launch.
Minotaur I
Performance
600
• Spacecraft mass-to-orbit of up to 580 kg to LEO (28.5°, 185 km)
CCAFS 28.5°
WFF 37.8°
VAFB 72°
Kodiak 63.4°
VAFB Sun-Synch
500
• Typical orbit accuracy better than ±5 km insertion apse, ±45 km
non insertion apse, and ±0.1° inclination
NOTE: Payload Mass
includes Adapter Cone,
Separation System and Other
Mission-Specific Hardware
Payload (kg)
400
• Optional enhanced insertion accuracy better than 5 km in
altitude and ±0.05° inclination
• Cold gas attitude control system readily accommodates a
variety of spacecraft mission requirements, including precise
separation pointing and post-boost maneuvers
300
200
100
0
200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800
Orbit Altitude (km)
Payload Accommodations:
• Standard 1.27 m (50 in) diameter spacecraft fairing
• Optional 1.55 m (61 in) diameter spacecraft fairing for larger
and/or multiple spacecraft missions
• Mission-specific fairing access doors for spacecraft support
2.23 m
2.23 m
(87.8 in)
(87.8 in)
• Well-defined launch environments validated with flight data
• Various flight-proven spacecraft separation systems
available, including low-shock designs
• Thermally controlled fairing volume with standard IS0 8
(100 k) cleanliness
- Optional ISO 7 (10 k) cleanliness
- Optional spacecraft nitrogen purge
1.20 m
1.20 m
(47.3 in)
(47.3 in)
Ø0.78Ø0.78
m
m
(Ø31.0
in) in)
(Ø31.0
0
3.84 m
3.84 m
(151.5(151.5
in) in)
3.33 m
3.33 m
(131.3(131.3
in) in)
Available
Available
Envelope
Envelope
(Dynamic)
(Dynamic)
Ø0.95Ø0.95
m
m
(Ø37.6(Ø37.6
in) in)
Ø1.19Ø1.19
m
m
(Ø47.0
in) in)
(Ø47.0
0
Ø0.62Ø0.62
m
m
(Ø24.7(Ø24.7
in) in)
Interface
PlanePlane
Interface
Ø1.27Ø1.27
m
m
(Ø50.0
in) in)
(Ø50.0
Standard
1.27 m
(50.0
in) in)
Standard
1.27
m (50.0
Fairing
Dynamic
Envelope
Fairing
Dynamic
Envelope
Available
Available
Envelope
Envelope
(Dynamic)
(Dynamic)
Ø1.44Ø1.44
m
m
(Ø56.7
in) in)
(Ø56.7
Interface
PlanePlane
Interface
Optional
1.55 m
(61.0
in) in)
Optional
1.55
m (61.0
Fairing
Dynamic
Envelope
Fairing
Dynamic
Envelope
2.03 m
2.03 m
(80.1 (80.1
in) in)
0
0
Ø1.55Ø1.55
m
m
(61.0 (61.0
in) in)
Simplified horizontal payload integration for single spacecraft.
Technical Details
[email protected]
Key Contacts
Terry Luchi
Program Manager, Minotaur
Warren Frick
Program Manager, Advanced Projects
(480) 814-6107
[email protected]
(703) 948-8192
[email protected]
OrbitalATK.com
©2015 Orbital ATK, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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