Cygnus CRS Orb-3

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Resupply

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

This was supposed to be the fourth Cygnus cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station, but resulted in the Antares rocket exploding seconds after liftoff.

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Antares 130

Family: Antares
Configuration: 130

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
    41.9 m
  • Diameter
    3.9 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    286 T
  • Thrust
    3265 kN
Family
  • Name
    Antares 130
  • Family
    Antares
  • Variant
    130
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Antares 130
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    5100 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Cygnus CRS Orb-3


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

Cygnus CRS Orb-3, also known as Orbital Sciences CRS Flight 3 or Orbital 3, was an attempted flight of Cygnus, an automated cargo spacecraft developed by United States-based company Orbital Sciences, on 28 October 2014. This flight, which would have been its fourth to the International Space Station and the fifth of an Antares launch vehicle, resulted in the Antares rocket exploding seconds after liftoff.

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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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