Antares 120 rocket blasts off carrying Cygnus cargo craft to International Space Station which it docked with (Updated)

by | Jul 14, 2014 | commercial launch services, NASA | 0 comments

At 1652 GMT on 13 July 2014, a Orbital Science Corporation Antares 120 rocket lifted off from its Wallops Island launch site in Virginia carrying the Cygnus Orb 2 (Janice Voss) cargo craft to the International Space Station.  Apart from the 1,494kg of cargo the craft was carrying, also aboard the launch were 28 FLOCK 1B 3U commercial Earth observation cubesats designed by Planetlabs and a drag sail re-entry technology 3U cubesat called TechEdSat 4 of San Jose University.

Update on 17 July 2014: Cygnus Orb 2 cargo craft was captured by the robot arm at 1036 GMT on 16 July 2014 and fully docked/berthed with the ISS at 1253 GMT on 16 July 2014.

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