Antares 230+ | Cygnus CRS-2 NG-17

Antares 230+ | Cygnus CRS-2 NG-17

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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-17

This is the 17th flight of the Orbital ATK's uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its 16th flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

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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 5

Consecutive Success 5

Maiden Flight 2019-11-02

Launch Failures 0


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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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