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Cygnus CRS OA-9 (S.S. J.R. Thompson)

Antares 230

Orbital ATK

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 75% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

Mission


Cygnus CRS OA-9 (S.S. J.R. Thompson)

  • Type: Resupply
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

This is the tenth planned flight of the Orbital ATK’s unmanned resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its ninth flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

Cygnus CRS OA-9 (S.S. J.R. Thompson)

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


Orbital ATK

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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