Minotaur NROL-111 Mission

Minotaur I NROL-111 Mission

NROL-111 Mission Update

The Minotaur I rocket successfully launched NROL111 national security space payload for the National Reconnaissance Office from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on June 15, 2021 at 9:35 a.m. ET.

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Minotaur I Launch

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About Minotaur

The flight-proven Minotaur I Space Launch Vehicle (SLV) provides an extremely cost-effective, reliable and capable space solution for U.S. Government-sponsored spacecraft. The combination of two government-furnished solid rocket stages, and two commercial solid rocket upper stages, with Northrop Grumman’s flight-proven systems and processes provide an unmatched mix of value and performance. The integration of government motors with commercial boosters and state-of-the-art hardware is one of Northrop Grumman’s unique strengths from experience spanning several decades. 

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NROL-111 Mission News

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Northrop Grumman’s Minotaur 1 rocket launches three classified NRO payloads

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3 National Security Satellites Launched on Minotaur 1 Rocket

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News 3 gets exclusive on-pad access to Minotaur I Rocket ahead of launch from NASA Wallops

Minotaur I Rocket Launching June 15 from NASA Wallops

Media Accreditation Open for Minotaur I Rocket Launch June 15 from NASA Wallops

Media accreditation is open for the June 15 launch from Virginia.

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Mission at a Glance

Launch Date: June 15, 2021 at 9:35 a.m. ET

Launch Site: Wallops Flight Facility, Pad 0B

Launch Vehicle: Minotaur I

Launch Customer: National Reconnaissance Office