Pegasus XL
Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON)

Pegasus XL | Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON)

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems launch of a Pegasus XL Rocket

TBD

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is scheduled to launch a Pegasus XL rocket as part of the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission is on Tue, Jul 30th, 2019, 8:00 PM EDT from Cape Canaveral. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON)

Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) is a NASA mission to study Earth's thermosphere and ionosphere and the connection between space weather and weather on our planet. Mission is planned to last for two years.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Cape Canaveral

Air launch to orbit

Rocket

Pegasus XL

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

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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