Orbital update on the Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo modules

December 17 2012 07:45:56 PM | by Clark Lindsey, Managing Editor

Orbital Sciences has a couple of announcements about their Antares/Cygnus news page about recent activities:

Antares Cold Flow Testing Begins and Antares A-ONE Gets All Dressed Up
December 2012: The Antares team began cold flow testing with a first stage on the launch pad. The initial cold-flow tests validated the loading and unloading of liquid oxygen to the rocket. The top photo below is a still image captured by the pad video system.

Meanwhile, in the Horizontal Integration facility, the Antares to be employed for the test launch (mission A-ONE) has been dressed up with its logos (middle photo). The bottom image shows the first Antares payload fairing in the foreground with the cores for the A-ONE mission (left) and COTS demo mission (center) behind it.



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