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Next Launch GPS IIF-8 on a Atlas V 401 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL
scheduled for:
29 Oct 14 17:21:00 GMT
29 Oct 14 13:21:00 EDT

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2014 U.S. Space Launch Manifest

Antares launching Cygnus on the ORB-2 mission to resupply the International Space Station. Photo Credit: John Studwell / AmericaSpace

Antares launching Cygnus on the ORB-2 mission to resupply the International Space Station. Photo Credit: John Studwell / AmericaSpace

- Last updated October 25, 2014 @ 3:30 p.m. EDT

 

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Orbital Sciences' ORB-2 Cygnus cargo craft appears to "hang" above the glimmer of human civilization during the night portion of one of its orbits. Photo Credit: NASA

Orbital Sciences’ ORB-2 Cygnus ship appears to “hang” above the glimmer of human civilization during the night portion of one of its orbits. Photo Credit: NASA

- Mission: Orbital-3 (ORB-3) ISS CRS Flight
- Launch Vehicle: Antares Rocket
- Launch Site:  MARS Pad 0A, Wallops Flight Facility, VA

Cygnus CRS Orb-3, also known as Orbital Sciences CRS Flight 3 or Orbital 3 (Orb-3), is scheduled to launch the fourth planned flight of the company’s Cygnus unmanned resupply ship on its fourth flight to the International Space Station NO EARLIER THAN October 27, 2014 at 6:44 p.m. EDT. The mission will mark the fifth launch of the company’s Antares rocket, and their fourth contracted ISS resupply flight under a $1.9 billion NASA Commercial Resupply Services contract, under which Orbital will fly at least 8 cargo missions to the ISS through 2016.

FOLLOW our LIVE LAUNCH TRACKER for regular ORB-3 updates, and follow the countdown and launch LIVE via our live stream webcast on launch day.

 

2014 U.S. SPACE LAUNCH MANIFEST ( company / rocket / payload / launch time )

 

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

  • Oct. 29 – ULA / Atlas-V / GPS IIF-8 / Launch Window 1:21 p.m. EDT – 1:39 p.m. EDT
  • Dec. 4 – ULA / Delta-IV Heavy / NASA EFT-1 Mission / Launch Window 8:03 a.m. EDT
  • Dec. 9 – SpaceX / Falcon-9 v1.1 / NASA ISS CRS #5 / Launch Window TBD
  • SpaceX OG2 Mission-2 launch still officially TBD

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

  • Dec. 11 – ULA / Atlas-V / Classified NROL-35 / Launch Window TBD
  • Jan. 8, 2015 – ULA / Delta-II / NASA SMAP Mission / Launch Window 6:16 a.m. PST – 6:25 a.m. PST (delayed from Nov. 5, 2014)

  Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia

  • Oct. 27 - Orbital / Antares Cygnus ISS Resupply / ORB-3 / 6:44 p.m. EDT

  Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan Russia   

  • Nov. 23 – Russia Soyuz ISS Crew 41S / Launch Window 3:59 p.m. EDT