Cygnus 'Kalpana Chawla' launches from Virginia

Will Smoot

October 3, 2020

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Northrop Grumman's fourteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission lifts off from Wallops Island, delivering close to 8,000 pounds of supplies, experiments and consumables to the International Space Station.

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Antares lifts off from Wallops Island on Saturday, February 15, 2020, carrying Cygnus NG-13 to the International Space Station, along with more than 3,500kg of supplies and scientific experiments.  Photo credit: Contributor photo, no reuse permitted.

Northrop Grumman launches Cygnus NG-13 mission to the ISS

Overcoming wind & ground support equipment delays, Cygnus launches for the ISS on February 15, 2020.

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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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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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A sample ThinSat from Twiggs Space Lab.  The green portion at the bottom is common to all the ThinSats, while the blue upper portion is used for student-designed experiments.  Photo credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

What's On Board NG-11?

NG-11 is Northrop Grumman's last Cargo Resupply Mission . . . of the first series that is. So that makes NG-11 the end that is in the middle. The Antares rocket slated for NG-12 is already in the HIF (Horizontal Integration Facility) and mission components are being finalized for the next launch in October.

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