Pegasus XL | 8 x CYGNSS

Orbital ATK launch of a Pegasus XL Rocket

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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 EST from Cape Canaveral. The status of the launch was Success with a 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.



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.


Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Cape Canaveral

Air launch to orbit


Pegasus XL

Orbital Sciences Corporation
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