Current estimated launch date: May/June 2016Wallops Flight Facility Launch Pad 0AFirst flight Antares 230Return to flight @ Wallops LP 0ASecond attempt for first flight of Castor 30XL second stageThird flight of Enhanced CygnusOrbital ATK's first orbital launch (as combined company)Resources:Orbital ATK GENERAL Forum Section:http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=46.0Orbital ATK (Antares/Cygnus) News Articles:http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/orbital/==L2 Antares/Cygnus Section - Really good section with a lot of documentation, video and content resources exclusive to L2:http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=54.0(Now includes 100s of mbs of unreleased hi res images taken of Cygnus from the ISS during ORB-D, ORB-1, and ORB-2).
Isn't this the next Atlas mission, if not why are they jumping around with the numbering?
... but I am sort of disappointed I didn't see the ENORMOUS fireball of the last Antares from that close spot).
Favorite thing about Antares Return to Flight is that Wallops is just a ~2 hour drive from my house, and I know a really good spot to watch from (and I feel very bad saying it because of the heartbreak of all the Orbital engineers, but I am sort of disappointed I didn't see the ENORMOUS fireball of the last Antares from that close spot).
This is the Pressurized Cargo Module and it's heading to KSC for the OA-6 mission.
Why is the PCM in Texas? Early PCMs went directly from Italy to the launch site.
Quote from: edkyle99 on 01/13/2016 06:36 pmWhy is the PCM in Texas? Early PCMs went directly from Italy to the launch site.OA-4 PCM went from Italy to the launch site via Savannah
And another great article on Antares 230, via Chris Gebhardt:http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/02/orbital-atk-summer-debut-new-antares-230/