Pegasus XL rocket launches secret “space realm awareness” satellite for US Space Force – –

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Pegasus XL rocket launches secret “space realm awareness” satellite for US Space Force – –


A Northrop Grumman rocket successfully launched a secret Space Force satellite for “space domain awareness” – or the detection of man-made objects in orbit – on Sunday, June 13 as part of a rapid response mission to the US Army.

A Northrop Grumman L-1011 carrier aircraft took off from the new Vandenberg Space Force Base and flew over the Pacific Ocean, where it launched the Pegasus XL solid-fuel rocket carrying the new satellite at 4:11 a.m. EDT (1:11 a.m. am PDT / 0811 GMT). Vandenberg officials confirmed the launch’s success in a statement on Facebook.

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