Pegasus XL
Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR)

Pegasus XL | Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR)

Orbital Sciences Corporation launch of a Pegasus XL Rocket

Watch Launch Video

Orbital Sciences Corporation was scheduled to launch a Pegasus XL rocket as part of the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) mission. The launch window for the Astrophysics mission was on Wed, Jun 13th, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT from Kwajalein Atoll. 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.

Mission

Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR)

Designed to image high-energy X-ray radiation, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) is tasked with surveying regions surrounding the center of own Milky Way Galaxy and performing deep observations of the extragalactic sky, studying black holes and supernovas.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Kwajalein Atoll

Air launch to orbit

Rocket

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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