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Orbital ATK Celebrates 25th Anniversary of First Pegasus Launch: Initial Collaborative Program of Two Predecessor Companies Produced and Launched First Iconic Rocket in 1990

Apr 06, 2015 - Business Wire

Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced that yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of the first flight of its Pegasus air-launched rocket. The world's first all-new privately-developed space launch vehicle, Pegasus was developed in the late 1980's in a joint venture between Orbital Sciences Corporation and Hercules Aerospace Company, a predecessor to ATK Inc., and was first launched on April 5, 1990.

Orbital ATK marked the 25th an...