Antares Rocket with Cygnus for CRS-2 Mission Rolled to Launch Pad


The next American Cygnus Spacecraft to launch to the International Space Station was rolled out atop the Antares rocket at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on July 10th 2014. Cygnus is due to launch more than 3,000 pounds of supplies to the ISS on July 13th 2014. This will be the 4th launch of the Antares rocket since April 21st 2013 and the 3rd launch of the Cygnus spacecraft since September 18th 2013. The rocket is flying in the 120 configuration, the second flight so far. The next planned flight will use the 130 configuration which will see a larger second stage to carry heavier payloads.

Source: NASA Television



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