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Pegasus
Pegasus

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Family: Pegasus. Country: USA. Status: Hardware.

Privately-funded, air-launched winged light satellite launcher.


Specifications

Launches: 10. Failures: 1. Success Rate: 90.00% pct. First Launch Date: 05 April 1990. Last Launch Date: 09 October 2000. LEO Payload: 375 kg. to: 200 km Orbit. Liftoff Thrust: 49,623 kgf. Total Mass: 19,000 kg. Core Diameter: 1.3 m. Total Length: 15.5 m. Development Cost $: 55.00 million. in 1999 average dollars. Launch Price $: 11.00 million. in 1994 price dollars.


Pegasus Chronology


1990 Apr 5 - - 19:12 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus s/n 001/F1. Launch Site: Edwards . Launch Complex: RW04/22 .
1991 Jul 17 - - 16:19 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus/HAPS s/n 002/F2. Launch Site: Edwards . Launch Complex: RW04/22 . FAILURE: Partial Failure. A problem at first stage separation caused a guidance error and the payload ended up in an orbit with half the intended perigee altitude.
1993 Feb 9 - - 14:24 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus s/n 003/F3. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: RW15/33.
1993 Apr 25 - - 13:56 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus s/n 004/F4. Launch Site: Edwards . Launch Complex: RW04/22 .
1994 May 19 - - 17:03 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus/HAPS s/n 005/F5. Launch Site: Edwards . Launch Complex: RW04/22 .
1994 Aug 3 - - 14:38 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus s/n F7. Launch Site: Edwards . Launch Complex: RW04/22 .
1995 Apr 3 - - 12:00 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus H s/n F8. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: RW30/12 .
1996 May 17 - - 02:44 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus H s/n F11. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: RW30/12 .
1998 Oct 23 - - 00:02 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus H s/n F24 / P-33. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: RW02/20.
2000 Oct 9 - - 05:38 GMT. Launch Site: Kwajalein . Launch Complex: RW06/24.

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