Antares 230
Cygnus CRS OA-5 (S.S. Alan Poindexter)

Antares 230 | Cygnus CRS OA-5 (S.S. Alan Poindexter)

Orbital ATK launch of a Antares 230 Rocket

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Orbital ATK was scheduled to launch a Antares 230 rocket as part of the Cygnus CRS OA-5 (S.S. Alan Poindexter) mission. The launch window for the Resupply mission was on Mon, Oct 17th, 2016, 7:40 PM EDT from Launch Area 0 A, Wallops Island, Virginia. The status of the launch was Success with a 100% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Antares 230 and experience the excitement for yourself.


Cygnus CRS OA-5 (S.S. Alan Poindexter)

This is the seventh flight of the Orbital ATK's unmanned resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its sixth flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Orbital ATK named the vehicle after astronaut Alan Poindexter who was the commander of STS-131.


Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Area 0 A, Wallops Island, Virginia

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration



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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