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Pegasus XL
Pegasus XL

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

Uprated version of Pegasus air-launched winged light satellite launcher.


Specifications

Launches: 20. Failures: 3. Success Rate: 85.00% pct. First Launch Date: 27 June 1994. Last Launch Date: 07 June 2000. LEO Payload: 443 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. at: 28.5 degrees. Payload: 190 kg. to a: Sun synchronous, 800 km, 98.5 deg orbital trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 49,623 kgf. Total Mass: 24,000 kg. Core Diameter: 1.3 m. Total Length: 17.6 m. Launch Price $: 12.00 million. in 1994 price dollars.


Pegasus XL Chronology


1994 Jun 27 - - 21:15 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus XL s/n F6. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: RW30/12 . FAILURE: Destroyed on launch .
1995 Jun 22 - - 19:58 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus XL s/n F9. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: RW30/12 . FAILURE: Second stage failure; destroyed by range safety.
1996 Mar 9 - - 01:33 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus XL s/n F10. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: RW30/12 .
1996 Jul 2 - - 07:48 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus XL s/n F12. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: RW30/12 .
1996 Aug 21 - - 09:47 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus XL s/n F13. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: RW30/12 .
1996 Nov 4 - - 17:08 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus XL s/n F14. Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Complex: RW04/22. FAILURE: The rocket functioned perfectly but the seperation system failed to release the payload.
1997 Apr 21 - - 11:59 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus XL s/n F15. Launch Site: Gran Canaria . Launch Complex: Gando .
1997 Aug 1 - - 20:20 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus XL s/n F16. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: RW30/12 .
1997 Aug 29 - - 15:02 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus XL s/n 019/F17. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: RW30/12 .
1997 Oct 22 - - 14:13 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus XL s/n F18. Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Complex: RW04/22.
1997 Dec 23 - - 19:11 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus XL/HAPS s/n F19. Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Complex: RW04/22.
1998 Feb 26 - - 07:07 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus XL s/n F20. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: RW30 PAW.
1998 Apr 2 - - 02:42 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus XL s/n F21. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: RW30/12 .
1998 Aug 2 - - 16:24 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus XL/HAPS s/n F22. Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Complex: DZWI.
1998 Sep 23 - - 05:06 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus XL/HAPS s/n F23. Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Complex: DZWI.
1998 Dec 6 - - 00:57 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus XL s/n F-25. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: RW30/12 .
1999 Mar 5 - - 02:56 GMT. LV Configuration: Pegasus XL s/n M-22. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: RW30/12.
1999 May 18 - - 05:09 GMT. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: RW30/12.
1999 Dec 4 - - 18:53 GMT. Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Complex: RW22.
2000 Jun 7 - - 13:19 GMT. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: zzRW30/1.

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