TriStar L1011 Takes off ahead of Pegasus-XL Launch with CYGNSS

Orbital ATK’s TriStar L1011 aircraft with the Pegasus-XL rocket attached to it’s belly has taken off from Cape Canaveral in Florida ahead of a planned release time of Pegasus of 13:40 UTC. The first stage of Pegasus will then ignite to begin the launch of NASA’s CYGNSS mission.

Source: NASA Television

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