The Launch of Orbital ATK’s Cargo Ship to Space


After a delay of the launch, rescheduled from Sunday to Monday, the wait is finally over. An upgrade of the Antares rocket was planned to lift up today. It has propelled the Cygnus cargo ship, eventually. The venue was as per the earlier plan  Wallops Island, Va. Its mission is to take cargo to the International Space Station. The total weight of the load was about three tones. The contents included three small satellites, spare parts, science gear as well as supplies for the crew. Below are all you need to know about it.

The sky of Virginia was different on the morning of 21st May 2018. That is all thanks to the launching of the Orbital ATK Antares rocket. The time of the incident was 4:44 a.m. EDT. The exact location was the Pad-OA of the Wallops Flight Facility of NASA. It took 9 minutes to reach the orbit. It should arrive at its destination, International Space Station, on