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Cygnus CRS-2 NG-17

Antares 230+

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Launch Status
Go For Launch


Cygnus CRS-2 NG-17

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.

Launch Location

Launch Area 0 A

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

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


Antares 230+

Length: 42.5 meters
Diameter: 3.9 meters
First Launch: November 2, 2019

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 230+ rocket has been launched a total of 5 times with 5 successful and 0 failed launches.


Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

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

Northrup Grumman Innovation 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. Antares launches from Wallops in Virginia. Minotaur has many launch sites, with the most active now being Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg. Pegasus is an air launched vehicle from an aircraft and so has many launch locations.

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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
4 months 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
30 days 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
19 days ago

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