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

Will Smoot

November 2, 2019

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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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One of the "rainbirds," a water-dispersal device atop the SLS mobile launcher, blankets the launch platform with water during the final flow test at Kennedy Space Center.  Photo credit: Michael Howard / We Report Space

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Workers from Jacobs watch the Core Stage Pathfinder arrive at KSC. Photo credit: Bill Jelen / We Report Space

SLS Core Stage Test Article Arrives at KSC for Crane Practice

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