Launch of Pegasus-XL Rocket with CYGNSS Mission for NASA

An Orbital ATK Pegasus-XL rocket has been dropped from a TriStar aircraft and then ignited as it begins it’s mission to place CYGNSS into orbit for NASA. Drop and ignition of Pegasus took place at 13:35 UTC, December 15th 2016 after the TriStar took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida and flew over the Atlantic ocean.

Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) is a NASA mission made up of eight micro-satellites that observe sea-states back on Earth.

Source: NASA Television

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