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Peacekeeper / Castor-120 family

Peacekeeper [USAF]

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

 

Taurus-2220 (GFO, Orbcomm FM3, 4) [OSC]

 

Launch of GemStar 1 (Athena-1) [Lockheed Martin]

Lunar Prospector launch preparations (Athena 2) [NASA]

 

Minotaur-4 (SBSS 1) [OSC]

AirLaunch

Version Strap-On / Aircraft Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
Peacekeeper (LGM-118A) - TU-903 (SR-118) SR-119 SR-120 PBM - -
Athena-1 - Castor-120 Orbus-21D OAM / 4 × MR-107 - - -
Athena-1c - Castor-120 Castor-30 OAM / 4 × MR-107 - - -
Athena-2 - Castor-120 Castor-120 Orbus-21D OAM / 4 × MR-107 - -
Athena-2c - Castor-120 Castor-120 Castor-30 OAM / 4 × MR-107 - -
Athena-3 2 2 × Castor-4A Castor-120 Castor-120 Orbus-21D OAM / 4 × MR-107 - -
Athena-3 4 4 × Castor-4A Castor-120 Castor-120 Orbus-21D OAM / 4 × MR-107 - -
Athena-3 6 6 × Castor-4A Castor-120 Castor-120 Orbus-21D OAM / 4 × MR-107 - -
Athena-2cS-2 2 × Orion-50SXLG Castor-120 Castor-120 Castor-30 OAM / 4 × MR-107 - -
Athena-2cS-4 4 × Orion-50SXLG Castor-120 Castor-120 Castor-30 OAM / 4 × MR-107 - -
Athena-2cS-6 6 × Orion-50SXLG Castor-120 Castor-120 Castor-30 OAM / 4 × MR-107 - -
Minotaur-3 (Peacekeeper-TLV) - TU-903 (SR-118) SR-119 SR-120 Super-HAPS / 12 × MR-107K - -
Minotaur-4-Lite - TU-903 (SR-118) SR-119 SR-120 - - -
Minotaur-4 - TU-903 (SR-118) SR-119 SR-120 Orion-38 - -
Minotaur-4 Orion-38 - TU-903 (SR-118) SR-119 SR-120 Orion-38 Orion-38 -
Minotaur-4 HAPS - TU-903 (SR-118) SR-119 SR-120 Orion-38 HAPS / 3 × MR-107K -
Minotaur-4+ - TU-903 (SR-118) SR-119 SR-120 Star-48BV - -
Minotaur-5 (1) - TU-903 (SR-118) SR-119 SR-120 Star-48BV Star-37FM -
Minotaur-5 (2) - TU-903 (SR-118) SR-119 SR-120 Star-48BV Star-37FMV -
Minotaur-6 - TU-903 (SR-118) TU-903 (SR-118) SR-119 SR-120 Star-48BV -
Minotaur-6+ - TU-903 (SR-118) TU-903 (SR-118) SR-119 SR-120 Star-48BV Star-37FM
Taurus-1110 (ARPA-Taurus) / Minotaur-C-1110 - TU-903 (SR-118) Orion-50ST Orion-50T Orion-38 - -
Taurus-2110 (Commercial-Taurus) / Minotaur-C-2110 - Castor-120 Orion-50ST Orion-50T Orion-38 - -
Taurus-2210 (Commercial-Taurus) / Minotaur-C-2210 - Castor-120 Orion-50ST Orion-50T Orion-38 - -
Taurus-3110 (Taurus-XL) / Minotaur-C-3110 (Minotaur-C-XL) - Castor-120 Orion-50SXLT Orion-50XLT Orion-38 - -
Taurus-3210 (Taurus-XL) / Minotaur-C-3210 (Minotaur-C-XL) - Castor-120 Orion-50SXLT Orion-50XLT Orion-38 - -
Taurus-XL/S 2 × GEM-40 Castor-120 Orion-50SXLT Orion-50XLT Orion-38 - -
ATB - TU-903 (SR-118) - - - - -
AirLaunch B-747 Castor-120 Castor-120 Star-95 - - -
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
AirLaunch 3000 -
Athena-1 (LMLV-1) 795 515 - -
Athena-2 (LMLV-2) 1985 1490 593 -
Athena-3 (LMLV-3) 3655 2855 1136 -
Minotaur-4 1700 1170 - -
Minotaur-4 HAPS - -
Minotaur-4+ - -
Minotaur-5 (1) 614
Minotaur-5 (2) 710
Minotaur-6 2350 2300
Minotaur-6+ 2350 2600 866
Taurus-1110 (ARPA-Taurus) / Minotaur-C-1110 1180 1160 750 370 -
Taurus-2110 (Commercial-Taurus) / Minotaur-C-2110 1250 1180 900 375 -
Taurus-2210 (Commercial-Taurus) / Minotaur-C-2210 1050 1180 700 -
Taurus-3110 (Taurus-XL) / Minotaur-C-3110 (Minotaur-C-XL) 1450 1050 445 - 295
Taurus-3210 (Taurus-XL) / Minotaur-C-3210 (Minotaur-C-XL) 1275 925 880 - 295
Taurus-XL/S 2180 1750 640 - 380
Nr          Vehicle             Serial      Date        LS       Subor  Suc       Payload

  1   1    Peacekeeper          FTM-1       17.06.1983  Va TP-01    *    -
  2   2    Peacekeeper          FTM-2       14.10.1983  Va TP-01    *    -
  3   3    Peacekeeper          FTM-3       20.12.1983  Va TP-01    *    -
  4   4    Peacekeeper          FTM-4       30.03.1984  Va TP-01    *    -
  5   5    Peacekeeper          FTM-5       15.06.1984  Va TP-01    *    -
  6   6    Peacekeeper          FTM-6       01.10.1984  Va TP-01    *    -
  7   7    Peacekeeper          FTM-7       01.02.1985  Va TP-01    *    -
  8   8    Peacekeeper          FTM-8       03.06.1985  Va TP-01    *    -
  9   9    Peacekeeper          FTM-9       24.08.1985  Va LF-08    *    -
 10  10    Peacekeeper          FTM-10      13.11.1985  Va LF-08    *    -
 11  11    Peacekeeper          FTM-11      07.03.1986  Va LF-08    *    -
 12  12    Peacekeeper          FTM-12      21.05.1986  Va LF-08    *    -
 13  13    Peacekeeper          FTM-15      23.08.1986  Va LF-02    *    -
 14  14    Peacekeeper          FTM-13      18.09.1986  Va LF-08    *    -
 15  15    Peacekeeper          FTM-14      05.12.1986  Va LF-08    *    -
 16  16    Peacekeeper          FTM-16      13.02.1987  Va LF-08    *    -
 17  17    Peacekeeper          FTM-17      21.03.1987  Va LF-08    *    -
 18  18    Peacekeeper          FTM-18      19.03.1989  Va LF-08    *    -
 19  19    Peacekeeper          01PA        14.09.1989  Va LF-02    *    -
 20  20    Peacekeeper          02PA        08.03.1990  Va LF-05    *    -
 21  21    Peacekeeper          03PA        16.05.1990  Va LF-08    *    -
 22  22    Peacekeeper          04PA        13.09.1990  Va LF-05    *    -
 23  23    Peacekeeper          05PA        12.03.1991  Va LF-02    *    -
 24  24    Peacekeeper          06PA        11.06.1991  Va LF-08    *    -
 25  25    Peacekeeper          07PA        17.09.1991  Va LF-02    *    -
 26  26    Peacekeeper          08PA        04.03.1992  Va LF-05    *    -
 27  27    Peacekeeper          09PA        01.07.1992  Va LF-02    *    -
 28  28    Peacekeeper          10PA        16.09.1992  Va LF-05    *    -
 29  29    Peacekeeper          11PA        02.03.1993  Va LF-02    *    -
 30  30    Peacekeeper          12PA        13.07.1993  Va LF-05    *    -
 31  31    Peacekeeper          13PA        15.09.1993  Va LF-02    *    -
 32   1    Taurus-1110          T-1         13.03.1994  Va 576E          STEP 0 (P90-5, USA 101) / DARPASAT (USA 102)
 33  32    Peacekeeper          14PA        07.09.1994  Va LF-05    *    -
 34  33    Peacekeeper          15PA        17.05.1994  Va LF-02    *    -
 35  34    Peacekeeper          16PA        07.09.1994  Va LF-05    *    -
 36  35    Peacekeeper          17PA        19.01.1995  Va LF-02    *    -
 37  36    Peacekeeper          18PA        14.06.1995  Va LF-05    *    -
 38   1    Athena-1 (LLV-1)     DLV         15.08.1995  Va SLC-6      F  GemStar 1 (VitaSat 1)
 39  37    Peacekeeper          19PA        30.08.1995  Va LF-02    *    -
 40  38    Peacekeeper          20PA        08.05.1996  Va LF-05    *    -
 41  39    Peacekeeper          21PA        30.05.1996  Va LF-02    *    -
 42  40    Peacekeeper          22PA        11.09.1996  Va LF-05    *    -
 43  41    Peacekeeper          23PA        06.11.1996  Va LF-02    *    -
 44  42    Peacekeeper          24PA        08.05.1997  Va LF-05    *    9 Mk.21 RV
 45   2    Athena-1 (LMLV-1)    LM-2        23.08.1997  Va SLC-6         Lewis (SSTI 1)
 46  43    Peacekeeper          25PA        17.09.1997  Va LF-05    *    7 Mk.21 RV
 47  44    Peacekeeper          26PA        05.11.1997  Va LF-02    *    8 Mk.21 RV
 48   1    Athena-2             LM-4        07.01.1998  CC SLC-46        Lunar Prospector (Discovery 3) [Star-Stage-3700S]
 49   1    Taurus-2210          T-2         10.02.1998  Va 576E          GFO / Orbcomm FM03 / Orbcomm FM04 / Celestis 03
 50  45    Peacekeeper          27PA        07.05.1998  Va LF-05    *    8 Mk.21 RV
 51   2    Taurus-1110          T-3         03.10.1998  Va 576E          STEX (USA 140) / ATEx-UEB / ATEx-LEB
 52   3    Athena-1             LM-6        27.01.1999  CC SLC-46        ROCSAT 1
 53  46    Peacekeeper          28PA        10.03.1999  Va LF-02    *    8 Mk.21 RV
 54   2    Athena-2             LM-5        27.04.1999  Va SLC-6      F  Ikonos (1)
 55   3    Athena-2             LM-7        24.09.1999  Va SLC-6         Ikonos 1
 56   1    Taurus-2110          T-4         21.12.1999  Va 576E          KOMPSat 1 (Arirang 1) / ACRIMSat / Celestis 04
 57  47    Peacekeeper          29PA        08.03.2000  Va LF-05    *    8 Mk.21 RV
 58   3    Taurus-1110          T-5         13.03.2000  Va 576E          MTI (P97-3)
 59  48    Peacekeeper          30PA        27.07.2001  Va LF-02    * F  9 Mk.21 RV
 60   2    Taurus-2110          T-6         21.09.2001  Va 576E       F  OrbView 4 / QuikTOMS / SBD / Celestis 05
 61   4    Athena-1             LM-1        30.09.2001  Kd LP-1          Starshine 3 / PICOSat (P97-1) / PCSat 1 / SAPPHIRE
 62  49    Peacekeeper          31PA        03.06.2002  Va LF-02    *    9 Mk.21 RV
 63  50    Peacekeeper          32PA        12.03.2003  Va LF-02    *    8 Mk.21 RV
 64   1    Taurus-3210          T-7         20.05.2004  Va 576E          ROCSAT 2
 65  51    Peacekeeper          33PA        21.07.2004  Va LF-02    *    8 Mk.21 RV
 66   1    Taurus-3110          T-8         24.02.2009  Va 576E       F  OCO (ESSP 5) 
 67   1    Minotaur-4-Lite                  22.04.2010  Va SLC-8    *    HTV 2a
 68   1    Minotaur-4                       26.09.2010  Va SLC-8         SBSS 1 (USA 216)
 69   1    Minotaur-4 HAPS                  20.11.2010  Kd LP-1          STPSat 2 / FASTRAC 1 / FASTRAC 2 / FalconSat 5 / FASTSat-HSV 01 / RAX 1 / O/OREOS /
                                                                         NanoSail-D2 / Ballast A / Ballast B
 70   2    Taurus-3110          T-9         04.03.2011  Va 576E       F  Glory / E1P / KySat 1 / Hermes
 71   2    Minotaur-4-Lite                  11.08.2011  Va SLC-8    *    HTV 2b
 72   1    Minotaur-4+                      27.09.2011  Kd LP-1          TacSat 4
 73   1    Minotaur-5 (1)                   07.09.2013  WI LA-0B         LADEE
 74   1    Minotaur-4 Orion-38              26.08.2017  CC SLC-46        ORS 5 / DHFR / Prometheus 2.2 ? / Prometheus 2.4 ?


Launch sites:

CC  = Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Eastern Test Range, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA USA
Kd  = Kodiak Launch Complex, Kodiak Island, Narrow Cape, Alaska, USA USA/ LP-1
Va  = Vandenberg AFB, California, USA USA
WI  = Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA USA