Saturday, April 19, 2008

Launch vehicles for ORS

In other news from Orbital Sciences, the USAF's Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has ordered three more Minotaur launch vehicles based on surplus ballistic missiles in support of the Pentagon's Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) office. The $40M contract covers one Minotaur I (based on the Minuteman ICBM) and two Minotaur IVs (based on the larger Peacekeeper ICBM). Payloads are not yet assigned.

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