The Antares rocket launched Feb. 19, 2022 at 12:40 p.m. ET from NASA Wallops carrying ~8,300 lbs. of cargo aboard Cygnus.
NASA Commercial Resupply Missions
Northrop Grumman is a partner with NASA in providing services to the International Space Station.
The Antares rocket launched August 10, 2021 at 6:01 p.m. ET from NASA Wallops carrying over 8,200 lbs of cargo aboard Cygnus.
The S.S. Katherine Johnson (Cygnus) arrived at the International Space Station on Feb. 22, 2021 at 4:38 a.m. ET, delivering over 8,000 pounds of cargo.
The Cygnus system is a flight proven design incorporating elements drawn from Northrop Grumman and its partners’ existing, flight-proven spacecraft technologies. Cygnus consists of a service module and a pressurized cargo module. The Cygnus spacecraft is used to carry crew supplies, spare equipment and scientific experiments to the space station.
Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket is a two-stage vehicle with optional third stage that provides low-Earth orbit launch capability for payloads weighing up to 8,000 kg. Today the rocket is primarily used to support the company’s Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.