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NG-11: Antares 230 launches S.S. Roger Chaffee Cygnus

A Northrop Grumman Antares 230 rocket launched the CRS-11 Cygnus spacecraft, dubbed the S.S. Roger Chaffee, from MARS Pad 0A, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facili...

Cygnus CRS NG-11 (S.S. Roger Chaffee)

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Resupply

Low Earth Orbit Launch Area 0 A Wallops Island, Virginia, USA Probability: 100% #NG11

This is the 12th planned flight of the Orbital ATK's uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its 11th flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Northrop Grumman named the vehicle after Apollo 1 astronaut Roger Chaffee.

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
  • Stages
    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
    7800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Cygnus NG-11 "S.S. Roger Chaffee"


Active Cargo Unmanned Payload Capacity: 3200 kg
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: None

Cygnus NG-11, previously known as CRS OA-11, is the twelfth planned flight of the Northrop Grumman robotic resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its eleventh flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. The mission is scheduled to launch on 17 April 2019. This is the last mission from the extended CRS contract; followup missions are part of the CRS2 contract.

Cygnus Enhanced Details

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

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CEO: Wesley G. Bush Founded: 2015 Successes: 8 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

Northrup Grumman Innovation 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. Antares launches from Wallops in Virginia. Minotaur has many launch sites, with the most active now being Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg. Pegasus is an air launched vehicle from an aircraft and so has many launch locations.

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Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

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