Video: Air-launched Pegasus rocket orbits eight satellites for hurricane studies

This morning Orbital ATK successfully air-launched a Pegasus XL rocket from a L-1011 aircraft. The rocket deployed eight small satellites for the CYGNSS (Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System) mission, which will study tropical storms by using the way GPS signals are affected by the atmosphere. (See the CYGNSS Science page on the site of the Univ. of Michigan team that is in charge of the project.)