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The Pegasus Rocket, manufactured by Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC), is the world's first privately developed orbital launch vehicle.
A Pegasus rocket is air launched from a jet aircraft, giving it considerable potential energy of position and some drag advantage. The Pegasus rocket is also winged (similar to a cruise missile), giving it some advantage from aerodynamic lift during its ascent as well.
The Pegasus rocket can lift up to 450kg to Low Earth Orbit (LEO).