Pegasus XL | Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM)

Pegasus XL

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CEO: Wesley G. Bush Founded: 2015 Successes: 52 Failures: 4 Pending: 3

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.


Launch Vehicle

Pegasus XL

Family: Pegasus

Vehicle Specifications

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

Launch Window

NET: April 25th 2007 - 20:26 UTC

Open: April 25th 2007 - 20:26 UTC

Close: April 25th 2007 - 20:26 UTC

Watch the Launch

Air launch to orbit

Vandenberg Air Force Base




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