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Taurus-2110 (Commercial-Taurus) / Minotaur-C-2110

Taurus-2110 (KOMPSat 1,
ACRIMSat) [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-2110 (Commercial-Taurus) / Minotaur-C-2110 Castor-120 Orion-50ST Orion-50T Orion-38
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Taurus-2110 (Commercial-Taurus) / Minotaur-C-2110 1450 1180 375 -
No:      Type           Ser    Date          LS              Payload

 4   1   Taurus-2110    T-4    21.12.1999    Va 576E         KOMPSat 1 (Arirang 1) / ACRIMSat / Celestis 04
 6   2   Taurus-2110    T-6    21.09.2001    Va 576E      F  OrbView 4 / QuikTOMS / SBD / Celestis 05


Failures:

Flight 6: Problems after separation of stage 1, orbit not attained


Launch sites:

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