Antares

Antares

Antares is a two-stage launch vehicle designed to provide responsive and reliable access to space for medium-class payloads weighing up to 6120 kg. Initially developed to demonstrate commercial re-supply of the International Space Station under a NASA contract, the Antares launch system utilizes many engineering standards, production and test processes common to Orbital's family of highly successful small-class launch vehicles. These proven launch technologies, along with hardware from many of the world's leading aerospace suppliers, combine to provide cost-effective access to a variety of orbits for civil, commercial and military payloads. The first launch of Antares took place from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on April 21, 2013.

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More Information:

Antares Mission History
Antares Users Guide
Antares Brochure
Video Highlights of the Inaugural Antares Launch
Video Highlights of Orbital's First Space Station Resupply Mission