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Antares 230 – Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Antares 230 – Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Family: Antares
Length: 42.5 meters
Diameter: 3.9 meters
Launch Mass: 286
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 7800

The Antares 230 was manufactured by Northrop Grumman Innovation 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.


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. Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is a Commercial USA entity that was founded in 2015 and is administered by CEO: Wesley G. Bush.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems has 9 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 9 launches.

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