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Cygnus CRS Orb-1

Antares 120

Orbital Sciences Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

ORB-1

Type: Earth Science

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

Location

Launch Area 0 A

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

21 rockets have launched from Wallops Island, Virginia, USA.

Launch Area 0 A, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Rocket

Antares 120

Length: 40.5 meters
Diameter: 3.9 meters
First Launch: January 9, 2014

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.

The Antares 120 rocket has been launched a total of 2 times with 2 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

Orbital Sciences Corporation

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: OSC

Country: USA

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