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

Will Smoot

April 20, 2019

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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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Liftoff of the Antares 230 rocket carrying Northrop Grumman's Cygnus Cargo Freighter to the International Space Station.  Photo credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

Rocket Recap: Cygnus NG-10 Reaches the ISS

One week ago (November 19, 2018) Northrop Grumman's Cygnus pressurized cargo freighter arrived at and berthed with the International Space Station. The rocket had launched two days prior, on November 17, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia.  This was the ninth launch of Antares from Virginia, and the first overseen by the new Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, a division formed by NG's acquisition of Orbital ATK earlier this year.

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NASA's Zurbuchen Praises ULA Team For Textbook Launch

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER: Moments after the Parker Solar Probe was energy-positive, Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate held an impromptu session with media gathered at the Kennedy Space Center Press Site.

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Antares Speeds Cygnus to ISS with OA-9 Launch

As we disembark the buses we hear “Check item 347,” and remember that the OA-9 launch team has been on the job since 10:00 pm, 5 hours earlier than us. The clouds are broken and allow us glimpses of stars, but we are also able to see clouds lighting up, and an occasional flash from a storm just offshore.

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Falcon 9 lifts Bangabandhu-1 to orbit for the nation of Bangladesh.  Photo credit: Mary Ellen Jelen / We Report Space

Launch is a Very Big Day for People of Bangladesh

Bangladesh became the 57th country to have a satellite in space on May 11, 2018 with the launch of Bangabandhu-1. The satellite will reduce the country's dependence on foreign satellite operators. The satellite will provide benefits to the weather department, defense sectors and will provide television and telecommunication services to rural areas in Bangladesh. Plans include telemedicine and e-learning applications.

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