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Taurus-1110 (ARPA-Taurus) / Minotaur-C-1110

Taurus-1110 (STEP 0, DARPASAT)
[OSC]

The Taurus has been created by adding the stages of Pegasus (without wing and fins) to a Peacekeeper first stage or a Castor-120. It has been designed as a quick reaction launch vehicle, which can be launched from minimaly prepared places in a matter of a few days.

The coding of variants is as below:
1. digit = first stage (1 = TU-903; 2 = Castor-120, 3 = Castor-120 + XL upper stages)
2. digit = size of fairing (1 = small, 2 = large)
3. digit = type of Stage 4 (1 = Orion-38, 3 = Star-37FM)
4. digit = type of optional Stage 5 (0 = none)

→ complete list of all Taurus flights
→ complete list of all Peacekeeper / Castor-120 based rockets

Version Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4
Taurus-1110 (ARPA-Taurus) / Minotaur-C-1110 TU-903 Orion-50ST Orion-50T Orion-38
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Taurus-1110 (ARPA-Taurus) / Minotaur-C-1110 1400 1160 370 -
No:      Type           Ser    Date          LS              Payload

 1   1   Taurus-1110    T-1    13.03.1994    Va 576E         STEP 0 (P90-5, USA 101) / DARPASAT (USA 102)
 3   2   Taurus-1110    T-3    03.10.1998    Va 576E         STEX (USA 140) / ATEx-UEB / ATEx-LEB
 5   3   Taurus-1110    T-5    13.03.2000    Va 576E         MTI (P97-3)

 
Launch sites:

Va  = Vandenberg AFB, California, USA USA/ 576E