Pegasus XL | High Energy Transient Explorer (HETE) & Satelite de Aplicaciones Cientificas-B (SAC-B)

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.


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: November 4th 1996 - 17:08 UTC

Open: November 4th 1996 - 17:08 UTC

Close: November 4th 1996 - 17:08 UTC

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Air launch to orbit

Wallops Flight Facility



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