Space Image: Antares rocket

Apr 19, 2012
Image Credit: NASA/P.Black

The first stage of Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket stands in launch position during pathfinder operations at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.

Orbital’s Antares launch vehicle will be conducting missions for NASA under its Commercial Orbital Transportation Service Program and Cargo Resupply Services contract.

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rwinners
not rated yet Apr 19, 2012
Ok, but what are it's capabilities? How much can that rocket heave into space at, say, Space Station distance?

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