Cygnus CRS NG-11 (S.S. Roger Chaffee)

Antares 230

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Cygnus CRS NG-11 (S.S. Roger Chaffee)

Type: Resupply

This is the 12th planned flight of the Orbital ATK's uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its 11th flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Northrop Grumman named the vehicle after Apollo 1 astronaut Roger Chaffee.

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 230

Length: 42.5 meters
Diameter: 3.9 meters
First Launched: October 17, 2016

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.

Agency

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: NGIS
Administration: CEO: Wesley G. Bush
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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