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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Heliophysics


The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) is a NASA Small Explorer Mission to observe how solar material moves, gathers energy, and heats up as it travels through a little-understood region in the sun's lower atmosphere.

Launch Window


NET: June 28th 2013 - 02:27 UTC

Open: June 28th 2013 - 02:27 UTC

Close: June 28th 2013 - 02:27 UTC

Watch the Launch




Air launch to orbit

Vandenberg Air Force Base