Second heaviest satellite launched by Pegasus into space at 288 kg
Designed for space science, ICON is a government satellite operated by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA).
A non-polar inclined LEO satellite, it was launched into space using Pegasus as the launch vehicle from Stargazer L-1011 on 11 October 2019. ICON was constructed by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA).
ICON has a launch mass of 288 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2019-068A and NORAD ID 44628.
With an orbital eccentricity of 1.58E-03, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 579km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 601km. It takes 97 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 27 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.