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Minotaur rocket


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A four-stage US rocket for launching small satellites. Part of the motor came from decommissioned Minuteman military missiles. The first Minotaur was launched in early 2000, and had placed 12 satellites in orbit by 2001. These included some belonging to the US Air Force and science satellites for universities. A classifed Air Force launch was planned for 2005.

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