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26 May 2012

OSC L-1011 and the NuSTAR mission II

As previously announced, L-1011 N140SC of Orbital Sciences will be involved in the launching of NuSTAR satellite.

The aircraft arrived on last May 24 at Vandenberg Air Force Base and the launch date is now scheduled to take place on June 13.
Pegasus Carrier Aircraft Arrives at Vandenberg
Fri, 25 May 2012 06:01:24 PM GMT
The Orbital Sciences L-1011, an airliner modified to carry and launch the Pegasus rocket, arrived at Vandenberg on May 24 in preparation for the ferry flight to Kwajalein for the launch of the Pegasus XL rocket carrying NuSTAR. Installation of the Pegasus fairing around the NuSTAR spacecraft is complete. Rollout from Orbital’s processing hangar and the mating of the Pegasus to the L-1011 is planned for June 2. Launch is targeted for June 13 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time.

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