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Watch S.S. Piers Sellers Cygnus Capsule Launch to the Space Station – Official NASA Broadcast

Watch Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft lift off atop an Antares rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to deliver cargo to the Internatio...

Cygnus CRS-2 NG-17 (S.S. Piers Sellers)

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Resupply

Low Earth Orbit Launch Area 0 A Wallops Island, Virginia, USA Probability: 75%

This is the 17th flight of the Orbital ATK's uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its 16th flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. This Cygnus spacecraft is named after American astronaut and climate scientist Piers Sellers. Sellers was a part of three Space Shuttle missions tasked with assembly of the International Space Station.

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Updates

Jay • Feb. 19, 2022, 5:51 p.m.

Successful launch. Cygnus will arrive at the ISS on Monday morning.


Jay • Feb. 19, 2022, 5:40 p.m.

Liftoff


SwGustav • Feb. 19, 2022, 3:51 p.m.

Adjusting T-0


Antares 230+

Family: Antares
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
Family
  • Name
    Antares 230+
  • Family
    Antares
  • Variant
    230+
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Antares 230+
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    8200 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Cygnus CRS NG-17 (S.S. Piers Sellers)


Active Cargo Unmanned Payload Capacity: 3750 kg
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: None

This is the seventeenth flight to the ISS by the Cygnus spacecraft under the CRS program and their sixth under the CRS-2 program. This is also the 13th use of the enhanced size Cygnus.

Cygnus Enhanced Details

Northrop Grumman Space Systems

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

Agency Type: Commercial

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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