Cygnus in Orbit; Solar Array Deployment To Come

Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket carrying the S.S. Sally Ride Cygnus cargo spacecraft lifted off at 5:32:42 a.m. EST from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Space Port Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. 

Cygnus is in orbit and on its way to the International Space Station with more than 8,200 pounds of cargo. 

Live launch coverage on NASA TV has wrapped. The next blog post will be for Cygnus’ solar array deployment, anticipated to be complete around 8 a.m. EST.

wide view of a control room, with people mostly clad in blue sitting at light brown desks
Credit: NASA TV