NRO L-111 contracted to launch on Minotaur 1

by | Jan 13, 2017 | Launches, Military space, Satellites | 0 comments

A Minotaur 1 rocket contracted by US Air Force on behalf of the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) for launch of NRO L-111. The contract for the mystery satellite is worth US$29.2 million. The contract stipulates that the military launch, which will take place from Wallops Island, Virginia, will take place by the end of 2018.

The Minotaur I uses stages from the Minuteman missile, and, as such is prevented from offering launches commercially.

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