Cygnus Separates From Antares Second Stage

Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket carrying the S.S. Ellison Onizuka Cygnus cargo spacecraft lifted off at 6:01 p.m. EDT from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Space Port Pad 0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Cygnus is on its way to the International Space Station with about 8,200 pounds of cargo.

Live launch coverage on NASA TV has wrapped. Commands will be given after 8 p.m. EDT to deploy the spacecraft’s solar arrays.

 

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