Pegasus Hybrid | Miniature Sensor Technology Integration 3 (MSTI-3)

Orbital Sciences Corporation launch of a Pegasus Hybrid Rocket

Orbital Sciences Corporation was scheduled to launch a Pegasus Hybrid rocket as part of the unknown mission. The launch window for the unknown mission was on Thu, May 16th, 1996, 10:44 PM EDT from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Location

Vandenberg Air Force Base

Air launch to orbit

Rocket

Pegasus Hybrid

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.

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