Falcon 9 • NG-20

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched Northrop Grumman’s 21st Cygnus cargo freighter on the 20th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The mission is known as NG-20. The launch vehicle for this mission was changed from Northrop Grumman’s own Antares 230+ rocket to SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ended engine and booster production for the Antares program. The Falcon 9 first stage booster, B1077, landed back at Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Delayed from October. Delayed from Jan. 29.