Orbital ATK L-1011-200 Operations at Mojave Air and Space Port
SAE Southern California Section is pleased to announce its March Section Meeting to be held at Mojave Air and Space Port on Saturday, March 28, 2015.
Attendees will hear a presentation on Orbital ATK L-1011 operations at Mojave Air and Space Port. The presentation will be followed by a tour of the L-1011, the only one left in airworthy condition in the U.S. It is an L-1011-200 commercial transport aircraft modified to serve as the launch platform for the Orbital air-launched Pegasus rocket as well as a platform for airborne research projects. The L-1011 has been used to successfully launch multiple Pegasus rockets as well as the captive carry flights of the X-34 reusable launch vehicle demonstrator. The airborne research projects for which the aircraft has been used include the NASA Adaptive Performance Optimization (APO) project and in support of various observatory and JPL projects.
Refreshments will not be served, but the Voyager Airport Restaurant in the main terminal will be open (08:00-15:00) for breakfast prior to the presentation or for lunch after the tour.
10:00 a.m. Presentation in Building 1 at the main entrance on airport Blvd. See the map.
10:45 a.m. Drive to the L-1011
11:00 a.m. L-1011 Tour
12:00 a.m. Adjourn
Location and Parking
Mojave Air and Space Port is located approximately a mile east of the Business Highway 58 and Highway 14 junction, north of Los Angeles. View the linked map for directions from the town of Mojave. Parking at the meeting room and at the L-1011 is free.
Cost and Pre-Registration
This event is free; you do not need to be an SAE member to attend.
Attendance is limited to 35 pre-registered guests. SAE members may pre-register on this webpage; non-members may request pre-registration by sending an email to StewartJohnM@Netscape.net. Pre-registration will close on 03/27/2015.
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