Orbital’s Minotaur Picked For Lightweight NRO Payload

Credit: Orbital ATK
The U.S. Air Force has put Orbital ATK on contract to launch a lightweight National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) payload into space aboard the company’s Minotaur I launch vehicle. The $29.2 million award for NRO Launch-111 (NROL-111) is the first launch deal sourced under the 400-4,000 lb. (181-1,810...

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