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Return of Pegasus XL – CYGNSS satellites deployed !

Orbital ATK returned in 2016 not only with Antares rocket. Today, Company performed launch of their Pegasus XL rocket with NASA payload. Finally, after first not successful attempt of delivering to 500 km LEO orbit eight CYGNSS satellites, Pegasus XL managed to deliver payload to space. Problems with hydraulics, which appeared on Monday were followed…
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Stratolauncher with Pegasus XL !

Orbital ATK signed agreement with Vulcan Aerospace and declared that it will provide number of Pegasus XL rockets to be used with Stratolauncher HTHL launch vehicle. It is positive end of long history of relations between both companies and sign, that Stratolauncher is reaching end of its development phase with Pegasus XL as second stage. Orbital ATK…
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Pegasus XL • ICON

Second after planned for 21st November 2016, mission of the Pegasus rocket launch system designed and developed in the late eighties by Orbital ATK. It is air-launched, three stage rocket, with optional fourth stage. With maximal payload mass of 443 kg limited only to low Earth orbit, rocket remains only operational air-launched rocket system for commercial purposes. Pegasus remains in service since 1990…
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Pegasus XL • Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS)

Pegasus launch system is designed by Orbital ATK, air-launched, three stage rocket, with optional fourth stage. It is able to lift light weight satellites, up to 443 kg, only to low Earth orbit. Rocket remains in service since 1990 and it was utilized in 43 missions with six failures. Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) is…
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Stratolaunch to send its first aircraft

The company has future plans to initiate much more launching activities. In the meantime, its first flight of the huge aircraft that has been set up is all ready to be launched this summer. Stratolaunch has in the meanwhile undergone taxi tests twice of the same aircraft. This testing has been conducted from the Mojave…
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The Biggest Rocket Launching and Space Missions of 2018

2018 is the year of the biggest rocket launching and space missions. There are so many rocket launching and space missions to be much awaited this year. 2017 has been a fantastic year for spaceflight and other aviation companies. If you are into space flights and space missions, you should never miss any of these…
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Stratolaunch’s New Giant Aircraft Successfully Passes Taxi Tests

Picture Kindly provided by Stratolaunch. Stratolaunch is a private company that exists largely in part thanks to the funding of billionaire Paul Allen, one of the co-founders of Microsoft. In 2011, the company announced plans to develop an air-launch platform. Part of this involves the development of a giant aircraft, originally designed to carry a modified…
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Stratolaunch enters new business

Stratolaunch, company established by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and focused on developing own lifting plane called Stratolauncher, signed agreement with NASA to develop new kind of propulsion. NASA recently announced about agreement signed on September 13, 2017 between  Stratolaunch and NASA’s Stennis Space Center. The Space Act Agreement covers according to official statement: “reimbursable testing and related…
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Stratolauncher rolled out !

One of the most impressive projects presented in recent years reached another milestone. Stratolaunch, giant carrier plane designed for lifting rockets launched during flight was rolled out from hangar at Mojave Air & Space Port for the first time on 31st May. Plane with wingspan at 117 m was rolled out in the last day of May…
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