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Cygnus CRS Orb-2

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Resupply

Low Earth Orbit Launch Area 0 A Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

This is the 2nd mission under NASA's Commercial Resupply Service agreement with Orbital Sciences The unmanned Cygnus cargo vessel delivered approximately 1494kg of supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station.

Antares 120

Family: Antares
Configuration: 120

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.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    40.5 m
  • Diameter
    3.9 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    276 T
  • Thrust
    3265 kN
Family
  • Name
    Antares 120
  • Family
    Antares
  • Variant
    120
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Antares 120
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $80-85 Million
  • Low Earth Orbit
    4600 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1500 kg

Cygnus CRS Orb-2


Active Cargo Unmanned Payload Capacity: 2000 kg
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: None

Cygnus CRS Orb-2, also known as Orbital Sciences CRS Flight 2, was the third flight of the Orbital Sciences' unmanned resupply spacecraft Cygnus, its third flight to the International Space Station, and the fourth launch of the company's Antares launch vehicle. The mission launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on 13 July 2014.

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Orbital Sciences Corporation

Orbital Sciences Corporation

(OSC)

Successes: 51 Failures: 4 Pending: 1

Agency Type: Commercial

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Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

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