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Pegasus Rocket Successfully Demonstrated its Quick Launch

Early Sunday, a Northern rocket dropped from the belly of a carrier airplane over the Pacific Ocean, Grumman Pegasus, and was thrown in or behind the gates with a tiny US military space surveillance satellite named Odyssey.

The aim was to show how the military can create satellites and launch them faster. The spacecraft, which is called Odyssey by a space force official, has been burnt in a Pegasus XL rocket’s nose cone.The TacRL-2 mission formed part of the “Tactically Responsive Launch” program of the Space Force.

The 53,000 pound Pegasus XL rocket departed Vandenberg Space Force Base on the central coast of California, which was installed on the bottom of an L-1011 carrier aircraft about one hour before launch.Airplane L-1011, called “Stargazer,” flew over California Coast to the Pegasus drop zone around 150 miles (250 kilometers) and lined the launch path southward. Two pilots and one flight engineer confirmed all systems had “go” for release and two launch console operators.

At 4:11 a.m. EDT (1:11 a.m. GMT; 0811 GMT) the flight crew commanded release while the flight L-1011 was at 39,000 feet in altitude (11,900 meters).The Pegasus turned on its solid-fueled Orion 50S XL motor in its initial phase to begin its escalations towards space after a five-second free fall.The first stage is its wing and guiding fins produced over 160,000 pounds and fired over a minute before the fire burned out.The threw its first stage and fired its second and third stage Orion 50 XL and Orion motors to orbit the Odyssey satellite.

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