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  • CYGNSS set for air-launch on Pegasus rocket from L-1011

    Bart LeahyNovember 11th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A constellation of small spacecraft tasked with conducting Earth science, as well as monitoring hurricanes, is set to be launched on Dec. 12, 2016, from an Orbital ATK Pegasus rocket from a specially-modified L-1011 aircraft.

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Pegasus marks 25 years of flight

    Jason RhianApril 6th, 2015

    The air-launched Pegasus rocket first took to the skies on April 5, 1990, under a joint venture between Orbital Sciences Corporation (now Orbital ATK) and Hercules Aerospace Company. The winged, privately-developed booster was developed in the late ’80s and has gone on to fly 42 times – which include a total of 28 consecutive successful flights since […]

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: 50th Anniversary of Pegasus 1

    Gregory CecilFebruary 16th, 2015

    On Feb. 16, 1965, NASA launched the first of three Pegasus missions from Launch Complex 37-B out of Cape Canaveral. The mission (A-103) consisted of two spacecraft, Pegasus 1 and Apollo Command Module Boiler Plate 16 (BP 16), both placed atop the Saturn 1 rocket SA-9. Pegasus 1 was designed to study the frequency of […]