Pegasus XL | Minisat & Celestis Space Burial #1

Orbital Sciences Corporation launch of a Pegasus XL Rocket

Orbital Sciences Corporation was scheduled to launch a Pegasus XL rocket as part of the unknown mission. The launch window for the unknown mission was on Mon, Apr 21st, 1997, 7:59 AM EDT from Gran Canaria, Spain. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Location

Gran Canaria, Spain

Air launch to orbit
Orbital Sciences Corporation

Rocket

Pegasus XL

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
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