Pegasus - Dataset of Satellites Launched
This dataset contains 23 entries.

  Overview

This is a dataset of satellites launched via Pegasus, based on UCS Satellite Database compiled by the Union of Concerned Scientist (UCS).

Most satellites launched via Pegasus are intended for government and commercial uses (47.8%) and for the purpose of communications (47.8%).


  Data Table

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Insights from the dataset of satellites launched via Pegasus

  Which year saw the most satellites launched?

The years are 2016 and 1997, which saw the launch of 8 satellites launched via Pegasus.

  Who operates or owns the most satellites launched via Pegasus?

ORBCOMM Inc. owns/operates the most number of satellites launched via Pegasus (11 - 47.8% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which country operates or owns the most satellites launched via Pegasus?

USA owns/operates the most number of satellites launched via Pegasus (21 - 91.3% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which launch site has launched the most satellites delivered via Pegasus to space?

The launch site that has delivered the most satellites launched via Pegasus to space is Wallops Island Flight Facility which has launched 11 satellites (47.8%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 514km to 810km, with the average perigee being 662.2km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 533km to 822km, with the average apogee being 677.6km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 101 minutes.


Highlights on some of the satellites launched via Pegasus:

CYGNSS-A.

CYGNSS Overview

  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.

 

 Compare CYGNSS-A with Hongyan-1 from China.

 Compare CYGNSS-A with SSOT from Chile.


ICON.

The Making of NASA’s ICON Mission

  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.

 

 Compare ICON with USA 274 from USA.

 Compare ICON with CBNT-1 from United Kingdom.


Get more insights from these satellite datasets

  Full datasets:  All satellites by launch date   |   The Heaviest Satellites That Are Launched to Space

  By Use Type:  Civil-use satellites   |   Commercial satellites   |   Government satellites   |   Military satellites

  By Country:  USA   |   UK   |   France   |   Germany   |   Japan   |   China   |   Russia   |   Australia   |   Canada

  By Orbit Class/Type:  LEO satellites   |   MEO satellites   |   GEO satellites   |   Elliptical orbit   |   Polar orbit   |   Equatorial orbit   |   Non-polar inclined orbit   |   Sun-synchronous orbit   |   Molniya orbit

  By Operators:  SpaceX   |   EUTELSAT   |   SES   |   European Space Agency (ESA)   |   Planet Labs   |   Iridium   |   Spire Global   |   OneWeb   |   Swarm Technologies   |   NASA - Dataset of Satellites Launched (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)   |   Canadian Space Agency (CSA) - Dataset of Satellites Launched

  By Launch Vehicle:  Falcon 9   |   Ariane 5   |   Ariane 5 ECA   |   Delta 2   |   Dnepr   |   Electron   |   Falcon Heavy   |   Long March 2C   |   Long March 2D   |   Long March 3B   |   Pegasus   |   Proton   |   Proton M   |   PSLV   |   Rokot   |   Soyuz   |   Soyuz-2.1b   |   Vega

  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


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Chart 2: Satellites by Purpose
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Chart 3: Satellites by Country
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