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SR-19 M-57A1

Hera

PLV

Juno (ait-1) [OSC]

Juno (PTV) [OSC]

The second and third stages of retired Minuteman-2 ICBMs were converted to suborbital launch vehicles for a variety of payloads. Coleman Aerospace offers the Hera as a target launch vehicle. Boeings PLV is used to launch prototype Ground-Based Interceptors for the National Missile Defence. Orbital's Juno launched a radar calibration target and with a PTV target it is Orbital's equivalent to Hera.

Version Stage 1 Stage 2
Hera SR-19-AJ-1 M-57A1
PLV SR-19-AJ-1 M-57A1
Juno SR-19-AJ-1 M-57A1
Nr  TypeNr Vehicle                Date          LS               Payload

 1    1    Hera                   24.04.1995    WS LC-32    *      BRV PTV Demo
 2    2    Hera                   02.10.1995    WS LC-94    *      BRV Demo (Sim Payload)
 3    3    Hera                   02.02.1996    WS LC-94    *      BRV Pile Driver Demo
 4    4    Hera                   22.02.1996    WS LC-94    *      BRV FT 05 (THAAD 5 Target)
 5    5    Hera                   15.07.1996    WS LC-94    *      BRV FT 06 (THAAD 6 Target)
 6    6    Hera                   09.10.1996    WS LC-94    *      BRV RST 1 (THAAD Radar Observation Target)
 9    7    Hera                   06.03.1997    WS LC-94    *      BRV FT 07 (THAAD 7 Target)
10    1    PLV                    23.06.1997    Me          *      ITF 1A EKV
12    8    Hera                   17.11.1997    FW LC-96    *  F   MTV Demo
13    2    PLV                    16.01.1998    Me          *      IFT 2 EKV
14    9    Hera (Block-2)         02.03.1998    FW LC-96    *      MBRV-3 Demo
15   10    Hera                   12.05.1998    WS LC-94    *      BRV FT 08 (THAAD 8 Target)
17    1    Juno                   06.11.1998    Kd LP-2     *      ait 1
18   11    Hera                   14.12.1998    FW LC-96    *  F   PAC-3 SCF 1 (PAC-3 Target)
19   12    Hera                   15.03.1999    FW LC-96    *      BRV PAC-3 SCF 2 (PAC-3 Target)
20   13    Hera                   29.03.1999    WS LC-94    *      BRV FT 09 (THAAD 9 Target)
22   14    Hera                   25.05.1999    FW LC-96    *  F   BRV FT 10 (THAAD 10 Target)
23   15    Hera                   10.06.1999    WS LC-94    *      BRV FT 10-2 (THAAD 10 Target)
24   16    Hera                   02.08.1999    WS LC-94    *      BRV FT 11 (THAAD 11 Target)
26   17    Hera                   16.09.1999    FW LC-96    *      BRV PAC-3 SCF 3 (PAC-3 Target)
27    3    PLV                    03.10.1999    Me          *      IFT 3 EKV
28    4    PLV                    19.01.2000    Me          *      IFT 4 EKV
29   18    Hera                   05.02.2000    FW LC-96    *      MBRV-3 PAC-3 SCF 4 (PAC-3 Target)
30    5    PLV                    08.07.2000    Me          *  P   IFT 5 EKV
33   19    Hera                   31.03.2001    FW LC-96    *      MBRV-3 PAC-3
34   20    Hera                   09.07.2001    FW LC-96    *      MBRV-1E PAC-3
35    6    PLV                    15.07.2001    Me          *      IFT 6 EKV
36    7    PLV                    04.12.2001    Me          *      IFT 7 EKV
37    8    PLV                    16.03.2002    Me          *      IFT 8 EKV
38   21    Hera                   21.03.2002    FW LC-96    *      MBRV-3 PAC-3
41    9    PLV                    15.10.2002    Me          *      IFT 9 EKV
42   10    PLV                    11.12.2002    Me          *  P   ITF 10 EKV
51   22    Hera                   12.07.2006    WS ?        *      ?
52   23    Hera                   13.09.2006    WS ?        *  F   FTT-04 Target
54   24    Hera                   25.03.2009    FW LC-96    *      PAC-3 Target
56   25    Hera                   16.09.2009    FW LC-96    *      PAC-3 Target
57   26    Hera                   15.10.2009    FW LC-96    *      PAC-2 Target
59    2    Juno                   17.02.2010    FW LC-96 ?  *      ? (MBRV-3)
60    3    Juno                   02.03.2011    FW LC-96    *      PTV Target (MBRV-3)
64    4    Juno                   13.09.2012    FW LC-96    *      PTV Target (MBRV-3)
73    5    Juno                   10.12.2015    FW LC-96    *      PAC-3 Target (MBRV-3)


Launch sites:

FW  = Fort Wingate, New Mexico, USA USA
Me  = Meck Island, Reagan Test Site (formerly Kwajalein Missile Range), Kwajalein, Marshall Islands Marshall Islands
WS  = White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, USA USA