Antares 120

In-active Antares

Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)

Jan. 9, 2014

Description

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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    40.5 m
  • Diameter
    3.9 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    276 T
  • Thrust
    3265 kN
Family
  • Name
    Antares 120
  • Family
    Antares
  • Variant
    120
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Antares 120
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $80-85 Million
  • Low Earth Orbit
    4600 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1500 kg

Orbital Sciences Corporation

Commercial
None
OSC

None

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