Antares 230+ | Cygnus CRS-2 NG-16 (S.S. Ellison Onizuka)

Antares 230+ | Cygnus CRS-2 NG-16 (S.S. Ellison Onizuka)

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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.

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Cygnus CRS-2 NG-16 (S.S. Ellison Onizuka)

This is the 16th planned flight of the Orbital ATK's uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its 15th flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. This Cygnus spacecraft is named after American astronaut Ellison Onizuka who died in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger.

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Cygnus CRS NG-16 (S.S. Ellison Onizuka)


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Launch Crew Count 0

Status Single Use

Landing Time N/A


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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 4

Consecutive Success 4

Maiden Flight 2019-11-02

Launch Failures 0


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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-07-08T04:49:32+0000

New launch time.

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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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2021-08-12T00:00:00+0000

NASA TV will livestream the rendezvous and capture of Northrop Grumman's NG-16 Cygnus cargo craft to the International Space Station.

NG-16 Cygnus Release & Reentry

2021-10-15T00:00:00+0000

The Northrop Grumman NG-16 Cygnus will be unberthed from the ISS before initiating a destructive reentry into the Earth's atmosphere taking waste along with it.

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