Minotaur IV rocket successfully launches NRO payload

Bill Jelen

July 15, 2020

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Wallops Island hosts its first Space Force launch, National Reconnaissance Office's L-129 mission.

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On a brilliantly blue morning in Virginia, the Cygnus cargo freighter begins its 2-day journey to the International Space Station.  Photo credit: Scott Schilke / We Report Space

Northrop Grumman debuts Antares 230+ launch vehicle on NG-12 mission

The morning calm of Chincoteague Island and the surrounding Eastern Shore of Virginia was briefly interrupted by a powerful rocket launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on November 2, 2019. Correspondent Will Smoot provides a first-hand account of launch viewing from Tom's Cove.

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Northrop Grumman's Cyngus spacecraft receives late-load cargo less than 24 hours prior to the launch of the NG-12 mission.  Photo credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

What's on board NG-12?

A day prior to the scheduled launch of Northrop Grumman's Antares 230+ rocket and Cygnus spacecraft, NASA presents a briefing on the various payloads traveling to the International Space Station.

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"When we are done with our modifications, the MLP-3 will much more closely resemble the MLP-3 for the Apollo program. Within 3 months here, you will start to see the tower reach for the sky." -- Jerry Close, Northrop Grumman.  Photo credit: Bill Jelen / We Report Space

OmegA Rocket To Be Stacked in VAB Highbay 2

On August 16, 2019, officials from KSC, CCAFS, and Northrup Grumman held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the signing of an agreement to use Highbay 2 at the VAB.

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With seagrass waving in the shore breeze, Antares lifts off from Launchpad 0A at the Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops Island, Virginia.  Photo credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

Northrop Grumman Launches Antares, Completes CRS-1 Contract with NG-11 Liftoff

Northrop Grumman closes out their participation in the CRS-1 contract with a beautiful, mid-afternoon launch from Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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