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Taurus XL 3110


American all-solid propellant orbital launch vehicle.

Status: Active.
Gross mass: 73,000 kg (160,000 lb).
Height: 31.60 m (103.60 ft).
Diameter: 2.35 m (7.70 ft).
Thrust: 1,380.00 kN (310,230 lbf).
First Launch: 2011.03.04.
Last Launch: 2011.03.04.
Number: 4 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Spacecraft
  • ROCSAT Taiwanese earth sea satellite. 3 launches, 1999.01.27 (ROCSAT-1) to 2008.10.01 (ROCSAT 2). Taiwan's ROCSAT (Republic of China Satellites) were built for Taiwan's National Space Program Office. More...

See also
  • Taurus Pad-launched launch vehicle using Pegasus upper stages and Castor-120 first stage. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • OSC American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Orbital Sciences Corporation, USA. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Vandenberg Vandenberg Air Force Base is located on the Central Coast of California about 240 km northwest of Los Angeles. It is used for launches of unmanned government and commercial satellites into polar orbit and intercontinental ballistic missile test launches toward the Kwajalein Atoll. More...

Associated Stages
  • Orion 50 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 3,370/345 kg. Thrust 118.20 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 292 seconds. More...
  • Pegasus-3 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 985/203 kg. Thrust 34.57 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 293 seconds. More...
  • SR118 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 53,020/4,211 kg. Thrust 1,606.59 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 286 seconds. Modification of Peackeeper ICBM first stage. More...
  • Taurus-1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 13,242/1,088 kg. Thrust 484.91 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 285 seconds. Pegasus stage 1 without the wings and stabilisers. More...

Taurus XL 3110 Chronology


2011 March 4 - . 10:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg 576E. LV Family: Pegasus. Launch Vehicle: Taurus XL 3110. FAILURE: Fairing failed to separate..
  • KySat-1 - . Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. COSPAR: 2011-F01D. Summary: University of Kentucky Cubesat..
  • Hermes - . Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. COSPAR: 2011-F01C. Summary: University of Colorado Cubesat..
  • Glory - . Nation: USA. Class: Earth. Type: Weather satellite. Spacecraft: Glory. COSPAR: 2011-F01A. Summary: Second failure of this vehicle in a row due to fairing not separating. NASA satellite that would have used an aerosol polarimetry sensor (APS) to provide a global map of aerosol particulates (soot and sulphates) to help calibrate climate change models..
  • E1P - . Nation: USA. Class: Science. Type: Science satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. COSPAR: 2011-F01B. Summary: Explorer 1 Prime, Montana State University Cubesat..

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