Antares rocket. (Credit: Orbital Sciences Corporation)

 

Cygnus module. (Credit: Orbital Sciences Corporation)

 

Cygnus standard and enhanced Pressurized Cargo Modules.
(Credit: Orbital Sciences Corporation)

 

A Closer Look at Orbital’s Antares Rocket and Cygnus Freighter

Posted by Doug Messier on March 8, 2013, at 12:37 am

By Douglas Messier
Parabolic Arc Managing Editor

With the first launch of Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket set for about a month from now, I thought this would be a good opportunity to take a closer look about both the launch vehicle and the Cygnus freighter that will carry cargo to the International Space Station later this year.

The medium-lift Antares rocket is an international collaboration. Orbital is the prime integrator and has overall responsibility for systems engineering, avionics, primary structure, testing and software. It also has responsibility for the first stage development and integration.

Read more: A Closer Look at Orbital’s Antares Rocket and Cygnus Freighter | Parabolic Arc.

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