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Minotaur-2 (OSP-TLV)

Minotaur-2 (OSP-TLV) [OSC]

The OSP (Orbital Suborbital Program) launch vehicles consits of components of retired Minuteman-2 missiles combined with new fabricated parts to create a low cost launch vehicle for modest orbital missions and sub orbital target delivery. Common for all versions are the M-55 and SR-19 first and second stages taken from the Minuteman-2. The Target Launch Vehicle features also a M-57A third stage of the original Minuteman-2 and is called Minotaur-2. The Satellite Launch Vehicle, also known as Minotaur-1, uses Orion-50XL and a Orion-38 Motors of Pegasus heritage as upper stages. Another version was to launch a experimental liquid fueled upper stage (USFE) on a suborbital trajectory. OSP vehicles are not commercially available

Version Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
Minotaur-2 (OSP-TLV, NLGM-30F) M-55 SR-19-AJ-1 M-57A
Nr   TypeNr    Vehicle            Serial           Date        LS               Payload

 823     1     Minotaur-2         TLV-D            28.05.2000  Va LF-06     *   TLV-Demo
 832     2     Minotaur-2         TLV-1            04.12.2001  Va LF-06     *   IFT 7 Target
 833     3     Minotaur-2         TLV-2            16.03.2002  Va LF-06     *   IFT 8 Target
 838     4     Minotaur-2         TLV-3            15.10.2002  Va LF-06     *   IFT 9 Target
 839     5     Minotaur-2         TLV-4            11.12.2002  Va LF-06     *   IFT 10 Target
 859     6     Minotaur-2         TLV-5            21.03.2007  Va LF-06     *   SBX Target

Launch sites:

Va  = Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA USA

* = suborbital

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