AmericaSpace Live Launch and Event Tracker

The AmericaSpace Live Launch and Event Tracker has up to the minute information of the progress of upcoming rocket launches, and space related events with live updates and video where available. Covering all the major spaceports across the United States.

 


Artist impression of the ICON spacecraft in flight
Image credit: NASA

 

Launch of Pegasus XL with payload ICON


Video credit: NASA


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Launch of ICON on a Pegasus XL rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL launch complex Skid Strip
Launch scheduled for 11 Oct 19 at 1:30 GMT
Local time 10 Oct 19 at 9:30pm Eastern

A Pegasus XL rocket will be launched from NASA's Stargazer L-1011 aircraft in mid air at 39,000ft. Pegasus XL is a winged, three-stage solid propellant rocket built by Northrop Grumman that will launch the ICON satellite into low earth orbit.

The Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) will study the frontier of space: the dynamic zone high in our atmosphere where terrestrial weather from below meets space weather above. In this region, the tenuous gases are anything but quiet, as a mix of neutral and charged particles travel through in giant winds. These winds can change on a wide variety of time scales -- due to Earth's seasons, the day's heating and cooling, and incoming bursts of radiation from the sun.
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