Antares 120 | Cygnus CRS Orb-2

Orbital Sciences Corporation launch of a Antares 120 Rocket

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Orbital Sciences Corporation was scheduled to launch a Antares 120 rocket as part of the Cygnus CRS Orb-2 mission. The launch window for the Resupply mission was on Sun, Jul 13th, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT from Launch Area 0 A, Wallops Island, Virginia. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Antares 120 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Cygnus CRS Orb-2

This is the 2nd mission under NASA's Commercial Resupply Service agreement with Orbital Sciences The unmanned Cygnus cargo vessel delivered approximately 1494kg of supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Area 0 A, Wallops Island, Virginia

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Rocket

Antares 120

Antares known during early development as Taurus II, is an expendable launch system developed by Orbital Sciences Corporation (now part of Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems after Northrop Grumman acquired Orbital ATK) and the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau to launch the Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station as part of NASA's COTS and CRS programs. Able to launch payloads heavier than 5,000 kg (11,000 lb) into low-Earth orbit, Antares is the largest rocket operated by Orbital ATK. Antares launches from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport and made its inaugural flight on April 21, 2013.

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