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Cygnus CRS Orb-1

Antares 120

Orbital Sciences Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission


ORB-1

  • Type: Earth Science
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $80,000,000

Cygnus CRS Orb-1 is the second planned flight of the Orbital Sciences Cygnus unmanned resupply spacecraft and its second flight to the International Space Station

ORB-1

Location


Launch Area 0 A

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Launch Area 0 A has witnessed the launch of 19 rockets, including 19 orbital launch attempts, while Wallops Island, Virginia, USA, has been the site for 77 rocket launches.

Launch Area 0 A

Rocket


Orbital Sciences Corporation 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.

Antares 120

Agency


Orbital Sciences Corporation

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