Pegasus rocket selected to launch ICON satellite

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Pegasus Rocket undergoing Launch Preparations

NASA has selected an Orbital Sciences Corp. air-launched Pegasus XL rocket to place a small research satellite in orbit in 2017 to study the connection between Earth’s weather and space weather, the space agency announced Thursday.
Artist’s concept of the ICON spacecraft. Credit: University of California at Berkeley/Space Sciences Laboratory

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