Pegasus XL
Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS)

Pegasus XL | Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS)

Orbital Sciences Corporation launch of a Pegasus XL Rocket

Watch Launch Video 1   |   Video 2

Orbital Sciences Corporation was scheduled to launch a Pegasus XL rocket as part of the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) mission. The launch window for the Heliophysics mission was on Thu, Jun 27th, 2013, 10:27 PM EDT from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Pegasus XL and experience the excitement for yourself.


Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS)

The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) is a NASA Small Explorer Mission to observe how solar material moves, gathers energy, and heats up as it travels through a little-understood region in the sun's lower atmosphere.


Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Vandenberg Air Force Base

Air launch to orbit


Pegasus XL

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Northrup Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defence and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. They aquired Orbital ATK in 2018 along with its launchers and ongoing missions. Antares launches from Wallops in Virginia. Minotaur has many launch sites, with the most active now being Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg. Pegasus is an air launched vehicle from an aircraft and so has many launch locations.

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