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Pegasus launches CYGNSS constellation following Stargazer release


Orbital ATK’s Pegasus rocket finally launched on Thursday, carrying NASA’s CYGNSS environmental research satellite constellation into orbit. The air-launched rocket departed Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard its…

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Pegasus barge completes refits for SLS transportation role


NASA’s veteran Pegasus barge – used to transport Space Shuttle External Tanks from Louisiana to Florida – has completed refit operations in Louisiana for its critical role in…

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Pegasus celebrates quarter of a century milestone


In an era of new launch system development, Orbital ATK’s Pegasus has shown her staying power, passing the milestone of 25 years of operation. The air-launch system will…

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Super Sizing Pegasus for SLS core transport


The famous Pegasus Barge is nearing the end of its jumboisation phase, as work continues to prepare it for a role in transporting the massive Space Launch System…

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Pegasus Barge to begin renovations for SLS core shipping


NASA’s famous Pegasus Barge – best known for transporting External Tanks from the Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) – is about to be…

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Orbital’s Pegasus XL successfully lofts IRIS spacecraft


Orbital Sciences Corporation launched their Pegasus-XL rocket Thursday night, carrying NASA’s Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) satellite. The launch occurred at 19:27 PDT (02:27 UTC on Friday), followed…

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Orbital’s Pegasus successfully launches NASA’s NuSTAR spacecraft


Orbital Sciences Corporation have launched NASA’s NuSTAR spacecraft Thursday. The spacecraft was deployed by a Pegasus-XL carrier rocket dropped from an aircraft flying from the Bucholz Army Airfield…

IBEX launched via Orbital’s Pegasus XL


NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft has been launched via an Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL launch vehicle on Sunday, after it was released by its L-1011 carrier aircraft at…

Pegasus XL launches with AIM spacecraft


The Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL launch vehicle – carrying the AIM spacecraft – has launched from its “Stargazer” L-1011 carrier aircraft Wednesday, following take off from Vandenberg Air…

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Air Force reveals plan for up to 48 launches per year from Cape Canaveral


Following the successful launch of a Delta IV rocket with the WGS-9 satellite Saturday night, Brigadier General Wayne R. Monteith and Major General David D. Thompson of the…

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MAF recovering from tornado strike, aims to protect SLS critical path


While NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) continues to work through a recovery effort following last month’s tornado, Steve Doering, SLS Stages Element Manager, has provided a recent assessment…

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SpaceX debuts Falcon 9 launch from 39A with CRS-10 Dragon mission


SpaceX has conducted its first launch from the Kennedy Space Center since the end of the Space Shuttle program, with a Falcon 9 flying from the historic Launch…

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MAF hit by tornado; all personnel safe as damage assessments begin


NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) has been hit by a tornado in the early afternoon hours of Tuesday.  The immediate extent of damage and injuries is not yet known,…

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Atlas V completes ULA’s 2016 with EchoStar XIX launch


United Launch Alliance launched its last Atlas V rocket of 2016 Sunday, deploying the EchoStar XIX commercial communications satellite for Hughes Network Systems. The launch, from the Cape Canaveral…

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Boeing and NASA prepare for the assembly of the first SLS rocket


Prime contractor Boeing recently discussed the current progress of assembly and production for the first Core Stage elements of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). With assembly of the…

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ULA Delta IV launches WGS-8 satellite


United Launch Alliance (ULA) has launched a Delta IV rocket on Wednesday evening, carrying the eighth satellite in the US Air Force’s Wideband Global Satcom system. The rocket…

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Busy December to mark end of year global launch salvo


Up to 15 orbital launches are set to take place during a very busy December, not counting the opening mission of the month that resulted in the loss…

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Antares 230 successfully returns with launch of OA-5 Cygnus


Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket returned to flight in a new configuration on Monday, two years after its previous mission ended in an explosion seconds after liftoff. Monday’s launch…

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IRIS mission gains extension and Chilean cooperation


NASA’s Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) satellite has been provided with a mission extension via a $19 million award from the Agency. The extension will also provide additional…

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The Green Run – SLS preparing for milestone static fire tests


The NASA and contractor workforce at Stennis Space Center are nearing completion of structural work on the B-2 test stand that will be used for the Green Run…