OSP Minotaur launches
Posted: January 28, 2000
The U.S. Air Force and Orbital Sciences launched the maiden OSP Minotaur rocket at 0303 GMT on January 27 from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Images: Spaceflight Now.
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Launch date: Jan. 27, 2000
Launch window: 0303-0604 GMT (10:03 p.m.-1:04 a.m. EST on 26th)
Launch site: CLF, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
The inaugural OSP Minotaur rocket blasts off from pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
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The rocket's second stage ignites and the first stage is jettisoned as seen by infrared camera.
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