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Taurus-Lite

Taurus-Lite [BMDO]

The OBV is based on the stages of a wingless Pegasus. It is an alternative launch vehicle for the GBI missile defence system. OBV is a suborbital missile, the term Orbital in the name refers to the manufacturer Orbital Science Corp. (OSC). The prototype Taurus-Lite is based on the three upper stages of the standard Taurus vehicle and is stool-launched in contrast to the operational OBV, which is silo-launched

→ complete list of all OBV flights
→ complete list of all Pegasus based rockets

Version Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
Taurus-Lite Orion-50SXLG Orion-50XL Orion-38
No:             Type           Date          LS              Payload

1     1         Taurus-Lite    06.02.2003    Va 576E  *      EKV-Dummy


Launch sites:

Va  = Vandenberg AFB, California, USA USA