Minotaur IV Vehicle Overview

A complete overview of the Minotaur IV launch vehicle, including launch stats, vehicle info and launch locations.

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Minotaur IV rocket

Basic Info

Name

Minotaur IV

Family

Minotaur

Manufacturer

First Launch

26 Sep 2010

Successful Launches

3

Failed Launches

0

Rocket Info

Status

Active

Stages

4

Length

23.9 m

Diameter

2.35 m

Launch Mass

86 tons

Thrust

2,200 kN

Reusability

Not Reusable

Payload Info

LEO Capacity

1,735 kg

The Minotaur IV launch system is derived from the Peacekeeper ICBM. The first three stages are taken directly from decommissioned Peacekeeper missiles. A fourth stage, the Orion-38, is taken from the Pegasus family of air-launched rockets.

Launch Sites used by Minotaur IV

Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

Cape Canaveral Space Force Station launch site

Historic U.S. military rocket launch site, pivotal in space exploration and national security.

📍 FL, United States
🚀 971 Launches

Upcoming Launches

Vandenberg SFB

Vandenberg SFB launch site

U.S. Space Force facility in California for spacecraft launches and missile testing.

📍 CA, United States
🚀 785 Launches

Upcoming Launches

Wallops Island

Wallops Island launch site

NASA rocket launch site for science and exploration missions, established in 1945 in Virginia.

📍 VA, United States
🚀 84 Launches

Upcoming Launches