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News Archive / Tagged: Wallops Flight Facility

  • Northrop Grumman on track for launch of NG-15

    Sean CostelloFebruary 20th, 2021

    Blue skies and a positive forecast (holding at 75% favorable) greeted the NG-15 Antares launch vehicle this morning, as NASA and Northrop Grumman continue preparations for today’s launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

  • NG-15 Cygnus set to send new experiments to the space station

    Theresa CrossFebruary 18th, 2021

    Northrop Grumman is set to send its NG-15 Cygnus resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract.

  • Northrop Grumman prepares to launch next Cygnus re-supply to ISS

    Cullen DesforgesSeptember 28th, 2020

    Northrop Grumman is preparing to launch its next Antares Rocket and Cygnus re-supply spacecraft from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The mission, dubbed NG-14, will send the Cygnus spacecraft loaded with supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station.

  • GALLERY: Alan Bean makes art – one more time

    Jason RhianNovember 2nd, 2019

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. -- Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket successfully launched the "Alan Bean" Cygnus spacecraft at 9:59 a.m. EST (13:59 GMT) on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. The NG-12 Cygnus spacecraft and the 8,200 pounds (3,719 kg) worth of crew supplies, cargo, experiments and hardware was launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A in Virginia.

  • Northrop Grumman NG-12 launch could be visible four states away

    Jason RhianNovember 1st, 2019

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. -- Whenever a rocket lifts off it's a pretty dramatic event. The scheduled launch of a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket should be no exception. A NASA map suggests that the NG-12 flight could be visible from up to four states away.

  • Notes on the Run: What is it like to see a rocket launch?

    Jason RhianDecember 15th, 2018

    One of the questions I'm often asked is “What’s it like attending a rocket launch?” Perhaps the best way to answer the question is by detailing some of our recent experiences during the launch of Northrop Grumman's S.S. John Young to the International Space Station.

  • Forever Young: NG-10 Cygnus departs Earth, bound for the International Space Station

    Michael ColeNovember 17th, 2018

    The skies of the U.S. East Coast were lit up as an Antares rocket with the NG-10 Cygnus spacecraft tore brightly and loudly like a torch into the heavens.

  • How does Northrop Grumman secure Antares during powerful storms?

    Jason RhianNovember 15th, 2018

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. -- A powerful "Nor'easter" storm that is hanging off the Atlantic Coast has caused mission managers to push back the flight an additional day. What does Northrop Grumman have in place to handle turbulent weather such as this one?

  • UPDATE: Northrop Grumman preps S.S. John Young for flight to ISS

    Michael ColeNovember 14th, 2018

    The next Cygnus spacecraft is set to launch from Virginia with supplies, experiments and equipment bound for the space station's Expedition 57 crew.

  • NG-10 Cygnus mission named in honor of Apollo 16’s John Young

    Jason RhianOctober 26th, 2018

    Northrop Grumman's NG-10 Cygnus spacecraft has been named in honor of an American space flight legend - John Young.

  • Rocket Lab announces new launch site at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility

    Jason RhianOctober 18th, 2018

    California-based Rocket Lab has announced a new site from which it plans to fly its Electron rocket from - one based in the United States.

  • OA-9 Cygnus named in honor of J.R. Thompson

    Jason RhianMay 8th, 2018

    The OA-9 Cygnus spacecraft, currently scheduled to launch on May 20 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia - has a name. Breaking with tradition of how these vehicles have been named in the past, the OA-9 Cygnus will not bear the name of a former astronaut.

  • “…We shall return!” S.S. Gene Cernan lifts off from MARS’ Pad 0A

    Jason RhianNovember 12th, 2017

    WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, Va. — With no wayward pilots to ruin their efforts, NASA and Orbital ATK sent the S.S. Gene Cernan (Cygnus CRS OA-8E) to orbit atop an Antares rocket from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at 7:19 a.m. EST (12:19 GMT) on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, on the OA-8 mission bound for the International Space Station.

  • SFI LIVE: Orbital ATK Antares with OA-8 Cygnus

    Jason RhianNovember 11th, 2017

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., -- NASA and Orbital ATK are planning to launch the S.S. Gene Cernan, OA-8 Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station atop an Antares 230 rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad 0A sometime in a five minute long launch window that opens at 7:37 a.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 11. SpaceFlight Insider's exclusive Live Show will begin at 7 a.m. EST.

  • NASA sounding rocket releases artificial clouds above mid-Atlantic

    Jason RhianJune 29th, 2017

    On Thursday, June 29, after numerous delays, the early morning skies along the mid-Atlantic coast came alive with luminescent clouds as NASA checked out a new deployment system that supports science studies of the ionosphere and aurora.