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Cygnus CRS-2 NG-16 (S.S. Ellison Onizuka)

Antares 230+

Northrop Grumman Space Systems

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 80% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

Mission


Cygnus CRS-2 NG-16 (S.S. Ellison Onizuka)

  • Type: Resupply
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

This is the 16th planned flight of the Orbital ATK’s uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its 15th flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.
This Cygnus spacecraft is named after American astronaut Ellison Onizuka who died in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger.

Cygnus CRS-2 NG-16 (S.S. Ellison Onizuka)

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


Northrop Grumman Space Systems Antares 230+

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 230+

Agency


Northrop Grumman Space Systems

Northrup Grumman Space 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems
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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
2 years ago

ISS here comes the 5th Antares 230 +rocket .
S.S. Allison Onizuka astronaut , in memory of all the brave crew of the space shuttle Challenger .
Lest we forget .

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
2 years ago

A-1 Launch folks well done to all involved.