Pegasus Hybrid | Satélite de Coleta de Dados-2 (SCD-2)

Orbital Sciences Corporation launch of a Pegasus Hybrid Rocket

Launch Status

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 Wed, Oct 21st, 1998, 8:02 PM EDT from Cape Canaveral Air launch to orbit. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


Cape Canaveral

Air launch to orbit


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.

Orbital Sciences Corporation