New Website Coming - 4th June 2018

It will be 7 years on March 13th since we launched SpaceVids back in 2011 and 5 years since the launch of the website - Since then the website has outgrown the Space sector and is in dire need of an upgrade. To mark the 5th anniversary we will be launching a brand new stunning website on April 2nd June 4th 2018, The new website will have all of the same videos along with historical data in a fully responsive view.

We have pushed launch back into June by a month to allow us to ensure the historical videos are all imported properly.

Mission: Antares – Inaugural Launch

Cygnus Dummy
Antares 110
Pad 0A, Wallops Flight Facility
April 21st 2013
21:00 UTC
Launch Successful


The very first Orbital Sciences Antares rocket successfully launched on a test flight from Wallops Island, April 21st 2013 at 20:00 UTC, A second stage umbilical disconnected at T-12 minutes scrubbing the launch attempt. Launch was again scrubbed on the 20th due to high level winds.

The rocket will carry a dummy Cygnus spacecraft ahead of it's planned use to deliver cargo to the International Space Station.