LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Apr 05 1990
Orbital Sciences Corporation

Mission TBD

Launch Successful
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Launch Time

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(7:10 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(7:10 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(7:10 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Pegasus

Description:

The Pegasus is an air-launched rocket developed by Orbital Sciences Corporation (now part of Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems). Capable of carrying small payloads of up to 443 kilograms (977 lb) into low Earth orbit, the vehicle consists of three solid propellant stages and an optional monopropellant fourth stage. Pegasus is released from its carrier aircraft at approximately 40,000 ft (12,000 m), and its first stage has a wing and a tail to provide lift and attitude control while in the atmosphere.

Pegasus rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type:
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Air launch to orbit

Pad

Edwards Air Force Base