Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems


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CEO: Wesley G. Bush Founded: 2015 Successes: 53 Failures: 4 Pending: 2

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.


Launch Vehicle


Configuration: 230
Family: Antares

Vehicle Specifications

Antares 230
GTO: None
LEO: 7800
Length: 42.5 m
Diameter: 3.9 m
Launch Mass: 286k kg
Thurst: 3844 kN


This is the seventh flight of the Orbital ATK's unmanned resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its sixth flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Orbital ATK named the vehicle after astronaut Alan Poindexter who was the commander of STS-131.

Launch Window

NET: October 17th 2016 - 23:45 UTC

Open: October 17th 2016 - 23:40 UTC

Close: October 17th 2016 - 23:47 UTC

Watch the Launch

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Launch Area 0 A, Wallops Island, Virginia