Antares Rocket with Cygnus Spacecraft Launches to the ISS

NASA commercial space partner Orbital Sciences Corporation launched its Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard its Antares rocket at 10:58 a.m. EDT Wednesday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

The Cygnus spacecraft will deliver supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA in a statement said "this is the first time a spacecraft launched from Virginia is blazing a trail toward the International Space Station, heralding a new U.S. capability to resupply the orbiting laboratory."

Orbital along SpaceX have contracts to resupply the ISS.

Press releases:

- NASA Partner Orbital Sciences Launches Demonstration Mission to Space Station

- Orbital Successfully Launches the Antares Space Launch Vehicle from Virginia to the International Space Station

- ATK's CASTOR 30 Motor Supports Launch of Antares™ COTS Demonstration Mission to International Space Station

Cygnus Post-launch Briefing

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