Antares 230+ | Cygnus CRS-2 NG-12 (S.S. Alan Bean)

Antares 230+ | Cygnus CRS-2 NG-12 (S.S. Alan Bean)

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Wallops Island, Virginia, USA













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Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

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.


Cygnus CRS-2 NG-12 (S.S. Alan Bean)

This is the 13th planned flight of the Orbital ATK's uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its 12th flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

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Cygnus CRS NG-12 (S.S. Alan Bean)

Serial Unknown

Launch Crew Count 0

Status Single Use

Landing Time 2020-03-17T23:00:00+0000


Antares 230+

Height 42.50 Meters

Max Stages 3

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 3844 kN

Diameter 3.90 Meters

Mass To LEO 8200 kg

Liftoff Mass 286 Tonnes

Launch Success 5

Consecutive Success 5

Maiden Flight 2019-11-02

Launch Failures 0



International Space Station

The International Space Station programme is tied together by a complex set of legal, political and financial agreements between the sixteen nations involved in the project, governing ownership of the various components, rights to crewing and utilization, and responsibilities for crew rotation and resupply of the International Space Station. It was conceived in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan, during the Space Station Freedom project as it was originally called.

Commercial Resupply Services

Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) are a series of flights awarded by NASA for the delivery of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station.The first CRS contracts were signed in 2008 and awarded $1.6 billion to SpaceX for twelve cargo Dragon and $1.9 billion to Orbital Sciences for eight Cygnus flights, covering deliveries to 2016. The Falcon 9 and Antares rockets were also developed under the CRS program to deliver cargo spacecraft to the ISS.

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NG-12 Cygnus Berthing


NASA TV will live stream the rendezvous and capture of Northrop Grumman's NG-12 Cygnus cargo craft to the International Space Station. Capture is scheduled at 09:10 UTC.

NG-12 Cygnus Release


NASA TV will livestream the release of Northrop Grumman's NG-12 Cygnus cargo craft from the International Space Station.

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