Orbital ATK Antares Rocket Returns to Flight (Full Video)

antares waits on padThe Orbital ATK Antares rocket returned to flight on October 17th with a launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. I was on-site to witness and document the event for Science Strike Force as part of the NASASocial program. The attached video is one of the results.

The launch was actually scheduled for the previous evening, but an underperforming ground cable (not part of the Antares rocket) led to a 24 hour delay as the problem was addressed.

The Antares was the same rocket that suffered catastrophic failure two years ago, so this was a significant day for Orbital ATK. We congratulate them on this flawless launch!

The Antares rocket propelled the Cygnus spacecraft filled with over 5,000 pounds of supplies and scientific experiments into orbit to meet with the ISS as part of the Commercial Resupply Services agreement with NASA. Read more Orbital ATK Antares Rocket Returns to Flight (Full Video)