Pegasus  | Advanced Photovoltaic Experiment (APEX)

Orbital Sciences Corporation launch of a Pegasus Rocket

Launch Status

Orbital Sciences Corporation was scheduled to launch a Pegasus rocket as part of the unknown mission. The launch window for the unknown mission was on Mon, Jun 27th, 1994, 5:15 PM EDT from Edwards Air Force Base Air launch to orbit. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


Edwards Air Force Base

Air launch to orbit



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.

Orbital Sciences Corporation