What happened to NASA Antares?
During the fifth launch on October 28, 2014, the rocket failed catastrophically, and the vehicle and payload were destroyed. The rocket’s first-stage engines were identified as the cause for the failure.
Why was Antares launch scrubbed?
The launch team began procedures to “safe” the Antares rocket and drain its liquid propellants. Northrop Grumman, lead contractor on the Antares rocket and Cygnus supply ship, tweeted that managers scrubbed Thursday night’s launch attempt “after receiving off-nominal data from ground support equipment.”
Why was the launch scrubbed last night?
SpaceX officials said the launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station was scrubbed because of an object in the range. Shortly after the delay, Musk posted on Twitter the scrub was caused when “an aircraft entered the ‘keep out zone,’ which is unreasonably gigantic.”
What launched from Wallops Island?
A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket launches to the International Space Station from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.
Is Antares bigger than the sun?
While Antares’ diameter is about 700 times larger than the sun in visible light, this map revealed that, as seen in radio light, the star’s atmosphere stretches even farther and is even more enormous.
Did Michael Strahan go to space?
ABC News’ Michael Strahan traveled to space aboard the New Shepard rocket along with five other crew members. 11 mission was the rocket’s third human flight this year and marked the first with a full astronaut manifest of six crew members in the capsule, according to Blue Origin.
What time does the Antares launch?
Launch Information. The inaugural Antares launch from Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., is scheduled for no earlier than Friday, April 19, at 5 p.m. EDT.
What is the Antares launch pad 0A?
Launch pad 0A (LP-0A), previously used for the failed Conestoga rocket, would be modified to handle Antares. Wallops allows launches which reach the International Space Station’s orbit as effectively as those from Cape Canaveral, Florida, while being less crowded. The first Antares flight launched a Cygnus mass simulator.
Where can I watch the Northrop Grumman Antares launch?
We apologize for the inconvenience. Grab a cool drink and the shades to watch the launch of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket at 5:56 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, August 10, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.
What happened to the Antares rocket?
Originally designated the Taurus II, Orbital Sciences renamed the vehicle Antares, after the star of the same name, on December 12, 2011. The first four Antares launch attempts were successful. During the fifth launch on October 28, 2014, the rocket failed catastrophically, and the vehicle and payload were destroyed.