Photos: Antares rocket lifts off with station-bound Cygnus supply ship
Cygnus freighter delivers new British-made antenna to International Space Station
Antares rocket lifts off from Virginia on space station cargo mission
A twin-engine Northrop Grumman Antares rocket climbed into orbit Saturday from Virginia’s Eastern Shore carrying a Cygnus supply ship bound for the International Space Station with a compact electron microscope, a flame combustion experiment, a range of biological investigations, fresh cheese, fruit and vegetables for the research lab’s three-person crew.
Live coverage: Cygnus supply ship arrives at space station
Antares launch scrubbed due to faulty ground support equipment
The launch of a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket with an automated commercial space station cargo vessel from Virginia was aborted less than three minutes before takeoff Sunday after engineers detected unusual readings from a ground support sensor. Northrop Grumman and NASA officials said the next launch attempt is scheduled for no earlier than Thursday.