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Northrop Grumman Antares and Cygnus Launch to the International Space Station

Watch a cargo spacecraft lift off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on a resupply mission to the International Space Station! 🚀 On Sat., Feb. 1...

Northrop Grumman CRS-13 Overview

Press Release by Northrop Grumman for the CRS-13 resupply mission to the ISS

Cygnus CRS-2 NG-13 (S.S. Robert H. Lawrence.)

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Resupply

Low Earth Orbit Launch Area 0 A Wallops Island, Virginia, USA Probability: 90%

This is the 14th planned flight of the Orbital ATK's uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its 13th flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Spacecraft carries the name of Robert Henry Lawrence Jr., honouring USA's first black astronaut.

Antares 230+

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Configuration: 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.

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Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    2
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    42.5 m
  • Diameter
    3.9 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    286 T
  • Thrust
    3844 kN
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  • Name
    Antares 230+
  • Family
  • Variant
    230+
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Antares 230+
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    8200 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity


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Northrop Grumman Space Systems

Northrop Grumman Space Systems

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CEO: Kathy Warden Founded: 2015 Successes: 14 Failures: 0 Pending: 5

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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.

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