Cygnus CRS Orb-3

Antares 130

Orbital Sciences Corporation

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

Cygnus CRS Orb-3

Type: Resupply

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 Area 0 A

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

20 launches have been at this location.

Launch Area 0 A, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Rocket

Antares 130

Length: 41.9 meters
Diameter: 3.9 meters
First Launched: October 28, 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 130 rocket has been launched a total of 1 times with 0 successful and 1 failed launches.

Agency

Orbital Sciences Corporation

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: OSC
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Country: USA

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