Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

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.

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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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Astrophysics


Designed to image high-energy X-ray radiation, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) is tasked with surveying regions surrounding the center of own Milky Way Galaxy and performing deep observations of the extragalactic sky, studying black holes and supernovas.

Launch Window


NET: June 13th 2012 - 16:00 UTC

Open: June 13th 2012 - 16:00 UTC

Close: June 13th 2012 - 16:00 UTC

Watch the Launch



Air launch to orbit

Kwajalein Atoll


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Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btR6uHFcv2s

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