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Cygnus CRS OA-5 (S.S. Alan Poindexter)

Antares 230

Orbital ATK

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Cygnus CRS OA-5 (S.S. Alan Poindexter)

Type: Resupply

This is the seventh flight of the Orbital ATK’s unmanned resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its sixth flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Orbital ATK named the vehicle after astronaut Alan Poindexter who was the commander of STS-131.

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: 7800 kg

The Antares 230 was manufactured by Northrop Grumman Space Systems with the first launch on 2016-10-17. Antares 230 has 5 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 5 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

Orbital ATK

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: OA
Administration: President: David W. Thompson
Founded: 2015
Launchers: Antares | Minotaur | Pegasus

Country: USA

Orbital ATK Inc. was an American aerospace manufacturer and defense industry company. It was formed in 2015 from the merger of Orbital Sciences Corporation and parts of Alliant Techsystems. Orbital ATK was purchased by Northrop Grumman in 2018.

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