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Cygnus CRS Orb-3

Antares 130

Orbital Sciences Corporation

Launch Status
Failure

Mission


Cygnus CRS Orb-3

  • Type: Resupply
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

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.

Cygnus CRS Orb-3

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 130

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.

Agency


Orbital Sciences Corporation

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