American all-solid orbital launch vehicle.
LEO Payload: 1,320 kg (2,910 lb).
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Gross mass: 73,000 kg (160,000 lb).
Payload: 1,320 kg (2,910 lb).
Height: 27.90 m (91.50 ft).
Diameter: 2.35 m (7.70 ft).
Thrust: 1,320.00 kN (296,740 lbf).
First Launch: 2000.03.12.
Number: 1 .
MTI American military surveillance satellite. One launch, 2000.03.12. The Multispectral Thermal Imager (MTI) was a space-based research and development project sponsored by the U. More...
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...
Taurus 1110 Chronology
2000 March 12 -
09:29 GMT - .
. Launch Complex
: Vandenberg 576E
. LV Family
. Launch Vehicle
: Taurus 1110
. LV Configuration
: Taurus 1110 T5.
- MTI - .
Mass: 587 kg (1,294 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: Los Alamos. Manufacturer: Sandia. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: MTI. USAF Sat Cat: 26102 . COSPAR: 2000-014A. Apogee: 609 km (378 mi). Perigee: 574 km (357 mi). Inclination: 97.4003 deg. Period: 96.42 min. Summary: Military Technology. Sandia Multispectral Thermal Imager (MTI), aka USAF Space Test Program mission P97-3. The satellite was equipped with a hyperspectral imager for military target recognition / treaty monitoring applications..
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