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Cygnus CRS-2 NG-17 (S.S. Piers Sellers)

Antares 230+

Northrop Grumman Space Systems

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Cygnus CRS-2 NG-17 (S.S. Piers Sellers)

Type: Resupply

This is the 17th flight of the Orbital ATK’s uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its 16th flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. This Cygnus spacecraft is named after American astronaut and climate scientist Piers Sellers. Sellers was a part of three Space Shuttle missions tasked with assembly of the International Space Station.

Trajectory

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Mission patch for Cygnus CRS-2 NG-17 (S.S. Piers Sellers)

Location

Launch Area 0 A

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

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

Launch Area 0 A, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Rocket

Antares 230+ – Northrop Grumman Space Systems

Family: Antares
Length: 42.5 m
Diameter: 3.9 m
Launch Mass: 286 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 8200 kg

The Antares 230+ was manufactured by Northrop Grumman Space Systems with the first launch on 2019-11-02. Antares 230+ has 7 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 7 launches. 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

Northrop Grumman Space Systems

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: NGSS
Administration: CEO: Kathy Warden
Founded: 2015
Launchers: Antares | Minotaur | Pegasus
Spacecraft: Cygnus
Country: USA

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.

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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
1 year ago

ISS here we come with more vital supplies for you folks.
Antares 230 + has a 5 out of 5 launches so here comes number 6 .

Robert Schreiber
Robert Schreiber
Reply to  Ken & Judy O'Neill
11 months ago

Do they have an anticipated trajectory for launch yet. Like in past could see up here in New England.

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
Reply to  Robert Schreiber
11 months ago

Hi Robert,
? maybe Space Monkey can answer this question for us.?

Tim
Tim
Reply to  Robert Schreiber
10 months ago

This is a very regular question asked of most all launches. I wish the trajectory for all launches were available

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  Tim
10 months ago

They are usually provided, but there is an issue with the software that they are working on getting fixed.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Ken & Judy O'Neill
10 months ago

P.S .
In the memory of climate scientist and astronaut Piers Sellers who did some great pioneering work on climate change . RIP.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
9 months ago

Nice launch NGIS, long live the memory of astronaut Sellers.

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6 months ago

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