Pegasus HAPS | 7 microsats

Orbital Sciences Corporation launch of a Pegasus HAPS Rocket

Launch Status

Orbital Sciences Corporation was scheduled to launch a Pegasus HAPS rocket as part of the unknown mission. The launch window for the unknown mission was on Wed, Jul 17th, 1991, 1:33 PM EDT from Edwards Air Force Base. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


Edwards Air Force Base

Air launch to orbit
Orbital Sciences Corporation


Pegasus HAPS

The Pegasus is an air-launched rocket developed by Orbital Sciences Corporation (now part of Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems). Capable of carrying small payloads of up to 443 kilograms (977 lb) into low Earth orbit, the vehicle consists of three solid propellant stages and an optional monopropellant fourth stage. Pegasus is released from its carrier aircraft at approximately 40,000 ft (12,000 m), and its first stage has a wing and a tail to provide lift and attitude control while in the atmosphere. The HAPS variant adds a Hydrazine Auxiliary Propulsion System maneuvering stage.

Orbital Sciences Corporation