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Monday, 23 September 2019

New launch date for ICON mission

Stargazer © NASA/Kim Shiflett

Northrop Grumman announced the following:
Mission Update - September 19, 2019
NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite will launch aboard our Pegasus rocket on October 9 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Pegasus will be carried aloft by the company's L-1011 Stargazer aircraft. To learn more about the ICON mission, visit NASA's blog here.

Northrop Grumman: Pegasus Flight #44 (ICON)

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

New livery for HZ-AHP

L-1011 193S-1190 (ex-Saudia) in permanent display at Royal Saudi Air Force Museum (Riyadh) was repainted in a new livery to promote the 88th Anniversary of the National Day in Saudi Arabia and also to promote the "Saudi Vision 2030" plan.

HZ-AHP © JetPhotos/AirlinerSpotter

ICON launch set for this Wednesday

News from NASA's Kennedy Space Center:
NASA and Northrop Grumman completed their Launch Readiness Review on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. There are no technical issues being worked at this time. NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, satellite mission is scheduled to launch Wednesday, Nov. 7, by Northrop Grumman’s Pegasus XL rocket, which will be carried aloft by the company’s L-1011 Stargazer aircraft taking off from the Skid Strip at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.


Wednesday, 24 October 2018

ICON launch delayed once more

New date is yet to be decided.

The L-1011 Stargazer carrying the Pegasus rocket arrived at CCAFS last Friday and will remain in Florida to conduct the testing. The spacecraft remains in good health.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Another new date for ICON

Launch moved forward to October 26, in Cape Canaveral. L-1011 Stargazer to be used as airborn launch platform.

Spaceflight Now: Launch Schedule