The spacecraft will deliver on ISS payload
The successful launch of the carrier rocket of middle class “Antares” American-Ukrainian production took place at the space flight Center at wallops island (Virginia, USA). About it reports RBC-Ukraine with reference to press-service of state enterprise “Design Bureau “southern”.
It is noted that on 15 February at 22:21 Kyiv time (15:21за North American Eastern time), the rocket put into orbit 13, the automatic cargo ship Cygnus, which is to deliver to ISS a payload 3750 kg according to the order of NASA.
“Booster consists of two steps and space cargo ship Cygnus (the third level). The basic construction of the first stage of Antares has developed a CB “southern” and made ON “southern machine-building plant them. A. M. Makarov” in cooperation with Ukrainian companies “Hartron-ARKOS” (Kharkiv), “Kievpribor” (Kiev), “Hartron-UCOM” (Zaporozhye), “announcement of annual”, “RAPID” (Chernihiv) and others,” – said the press service of the Bureau.