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.
Northrup Grumman Space 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. Northrop Grumman Space Systems is a Commercial USA entity that was founded in 2015 and is administered by CEO: Kathy Warden.
Northrop Grumman Space Systems has 12 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 12 launches.