Antares 130
Cygnus CRS Orb-3

Antares 130 | Cygnus CRS Orb-3

Orbital Sciences Corporation launch of a Antares 130 Rocket

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Orbital Sciences Corporation was scheduled to launch a Antares 130 rocket as part of the Cygnus CRS Orb-3 mission. The launch window for the Resupply mission was on Tue, Oct 28th, 2014, 6:22 PM EDT from Launch Area 0 A, Wallops Island, Virginia. The status of the launch was Failed. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Antares 130 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Cygnus CRS Orb-3

This was supposed to be the fourth Cygnus cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station, but resulted in the Antares rocket exploding seconds after liftoff.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Area 0 A, Wallops Island, Virginia

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Rocket

Antares

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.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Northrup Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defence and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. They aquired Orbital ATK in 2018 along with its launchers and ongoing missions. Antares launches from Wallops in Virginia. Minotaur has many launch sites, with the most active now being Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg. Pegasus is an air launched vehicle from an aircraft and so has many launch locations.

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