April 17 Antares Launch Video, Photos

NASA’s commercial partner Northrop Grumman launched its Antares rocket carrying its Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station at 4:46 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 17.

Loaded with 7,600 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware, this is Northrop Grumman’s 11th commercial resupply NASA-contracted mission. Antares lifted off from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on the state’s Eastern Shore.


Video credit: NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility/Terry Zaperach

The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft on board, launches from Pad-0A, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Northrop Grumman’s 11th contracted cargo resupply mission for NASA to the International Space Station will deliver about 7,600 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft on board, is seen in this long exposure photograph as it launches from Pad-0A. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Credit: NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility/Allison Stancil
Credit: NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility/Allison Stancil
Credit: NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility/Jamie Adkins
Credit: NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility/Jamie Adkins
Credit: NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility/Jamie Adkins
Credit: NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility/Allison Stancil
Credit: NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility/Chris Perry
Credit: NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility/Chris Perry

Additional images from NASA Headquarters’ Flickr.

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