Pegasus XL
8 x CYGNSS

Pegasus XL | 8 x CYGNSS

Orbital ATK launch of a Pegasus XL Rocket

Watch Launch Video 1   |   Video 2

Orbital ATK was scheduled to launch a Pegasus XL rocket as part of the 8 x CYGNSS mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Thu, Dec 15th, 2016, 8:21 AM from Cape Canaveral. The status of the launch was Success with an 0% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Pegasus XL and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

8 x CYGNSS

CYGNSS or Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System is a NASA developed system to improve hurricane forecasting. It is a constellation of 8 small observation satellites, 27.5 kg each, that will make accurate measurements of ocean surface winds in and near the eye of the storm throughout the lifecycle of tropical cyclones, typhoons & hurricanes.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Cape Canaveral

Air launch to orbit

Rocket

Pegasus XL

Orbital ATK
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