Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Pegasus XL

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CEO: Wesley G. Bush Founded: 2015 Successes: 53 Failures: 4 Pending: 2

Northrup Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defence and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. They aquired Orbital ATK in 2018 along with its launchers and ongoing missions. Antares launches from Wallops in Virginia. Minotaur has many launch sites, with the most active now being Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg. Pegasus is an air launched vehicle from an aircraft and so has many launch locations.

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Launch Vehicle


Pegasus XL

Configuration:
Family: Pegasus

Vehicle Specifications


Pegasus
GTO: 0
LEO: 350
Length: 15.5 m
Diameter: 1.28 m
Launch Mass: 18k kg
Thurst: 580 kN
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Earth Science


CYGNSS or Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System is a NASA developed system to improve hurricane forecasting. It is a constellation of 8 small observation satellites, 27.5 kg each, that will make accurate measurements of ocean surface winds in and near the eye of the storm throughout the lifecycle of tropical cyclones, typhoons & hurricanes.

Launch Window


NET: December 15th 2016 - 13:37 UTC

Open: December 15th 2016 - 13:21 UTC

Close: December 15th 2016 - 14:21 UTC

Watch the Launch




Air launch to orbit

Cape Canaveral