Antares Breaks Launch Week Curse, as SpaceX Suffers Last-Second Scrub

After a week snakebitten by weather & technical troubles, @NorthropGrumman picked up the baton by launching #Antares Friday night, as @SpaceX #Falcon9 scrubbed at T-2 sec. […]

NROL-44 Aims for Midnight Tonight, As Busy East Coast Manifest Realigns

As @ULALaunch #MajesticDelta scrubs due to weather, outlook begins to improve for Tues/Wed, as missions stack up. […]

Next Cygnus Cargo Ship Named for Columbia Astronaut Kalpana Chawla

@NorthropGrumman has named its upcoming #NG14 Cygnus cargo mission in honor of #Columbia astronaut Kalpana Chawla. […]

Second-Heaviest Cygnus, Antares Booster Processing Ramps Up for NG-14 Mission

@NorthropGrumman will launch its 2nd heaviest #Cygnus on 29 Sept, as #Antares & #NG14 continue processing ahead of their mission to @Space_Station. […]

Next Cygnus Supply Mission Targets 29 Sept Launch to Space Station

@NorthropGrumman targets 29 Sept for its next #Cygnus launch. It will be the 7th anniversary of the 1st Cygnus arrival to @Space_Station. […]

NG-13 Cygnus Begins ISS Chase with 8,000 Pounds of Cargo for Space Station

Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket lofting the Cygnus cargo ship on the NG-13 mission to resupply the ISS for NASA. Photo: NASA

The roar of rocket engines shook Wallops Island, Va., earlier today (Saturday, 15 February), as the first of two Northrop Grumman Corp. Cygnus missions planned for 2020 began its journey to the International […]

Antares to Launch NG-13 ISS Resupply Tonight from VA, Spacecraft Named After Robert Lawrence

As America honors Black History Month through February, Sunday’s scheduled sunset launch of the next Northrop Grumman Corp. Cygnus mission to the International Space Station (ISS) appropriately memorializes Robert H. Lawrence, the U.S. Air Force major who became the first African-American to be selected for astronaut candidate training and might—had the hands of fate […]

New Improved Antares Preparing for Test Fire Ahead of July 6 Return to Flight

Orbital ATK’s Antares first stage with the new engines is rolled from NASA Wallops Flight Facility’s Horizontal Integration Facility to Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A on May 12, 2016, in preparation for the upcoming stage test in the next few weeks. The team will continue to work meticulously as they begin final […]

Repairs Completed at Orbital ATK's Antares Launch Pad

Aerial view of Launch Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, taken as repairs were completed.Photo Credit: Patrick J. Hendrickson / Highcamera.com

Less than a year after Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket suffered a catastrophic launch failure on Oct. 28, 2014, repairs to its damaged launch complex at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) have […]

Orbital Contracts Russian RD-181 Engines to Launch Future Antares Flights

Orbital will employ Russian RD-181 engines to replace the failed AJ-26 engines which led to the total loss of the company’s Orb-3 ISS resupply mission for NASA in Oct. 2014. Photo Credit: Orbital Sciences Corporation

When an Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff on the company’s third contracted NASA resupply […]