Most satellites launched via Pegasus are intended for government and commercial uses (47.8%) and for the purpose of communications (47.8%).
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Apogee, Perigee & Period
Highlights on some of the satellites launched via Pegasus:
Heaviest satellite launched by University Of Michigan And NASA Earth Science Technology Office into space at 29 kg
Operated by University of Michigan and NASA Earth Science Technology Office of USA, CYGNSS-A is a government satellite launched for the purpose of earth observation (Radar Imaging and Earth Science).
Constructed by Southwest Research Institute (USA), it was launched into space using Pegasus as the launch vehicle from Orbital ATK L-1011 on 15 December 2016. CYGNSS-A orbits around the Earth as a non-polar inclined LEO satellite.
CYGNSS-A has a launch mass of 29 kg and orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2016-078D and NORAD ID 41887.
With an orbital eccentricity of 1.60E-03, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 515km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 537km. It takes 95 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 35 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.
Second heaviest satellite launched by Pegasus into space at 288 kg
Operated by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of USA, ICON is a government satellite launched for the purpose of space science.
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.
Taking 97 minutes to orbit the Earth, 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. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.58E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 27 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.
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By Launch Vehicle: Cape Canaveral | Baikonur Cosmodrome | Guiana Space Center | International Space Station | Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center | Plesetsk Cosmodrome | Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 | Satish Dhawan Space Centre | Taiyuan Launch Center | Vandenberg AFB | Xichang Satellite Launch Center | Boeing Satellite Systems | Airbus Defense and Space | EADS Astrium | Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems | Space Systems/Loral | Surrey Satellite Technology | Technical University Berlin | Thales Alenia Space