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Antares 130
Part of Antares LV Family
Antares variant with a stretched ATK Castor 30XL second stage replacing the Castor 30B used on earlier flights.

Status: Active. First Launch: 2014-10-28. Last Launch: 2014-10-28. Number: 1 .

Spacecraft: Cygnus, Cubesat. Launch Sites: Wallops Island LA0A. More at: 8120.



2014 October 28 - . 22:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA0A. Launch Pad: Wallops MARS 0A. LV Family: Antares LV. Launch Vehicle: Antares 130. FAILURE: Vehicle exploded 14 seconds after launch at an altitude of about 100 metres, and the vehicle and payloads fell back to the pad, resulting in a large explosion.. Failed Stage: 1.
  • Orb-3 SS Deke Slayton - . Mass: 3,500 kg (7,700 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Manufacturer: OSC. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Spacecraft Bus: Cygnus. Spacecraft: Cygnus.

    The Orbital Cygnus Orb-3 cargo ship; destroyed during launch. As well as ISS cargo, the Orb-3 mission was carrying 26 PlanetLabs Flock-1d 3U cubesats, the JPL/U-Texas RACE 3U cubesat, the Arkyd-3 3U cubesat from Planetary Resources, and also the GOMX-2 ship tracking 2U cubesat from GOMX of Aalborg, Denmark.

  • RACE - . Mass: 4.00 kg (8.80 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Science. Type: Science satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Apogee: 0.10 km (0.06 mi). Perigee: -6,378 km (-6,378 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. JPL/U-Texas 3U cubesat. Lost in explosion of booster..
  • Arkyd-3 - . Mass: 4.00 kg (8.80 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Apogee: 0.10 km (0.06 mi). Perigee: -6,378 km (-6,378 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. 3U cubesat from Planetary Resources. Lost in explosion of booster..
  • GOMX-2 - . Mass: 3.00 kg (6.60 lb). Nation: Denmark. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Apogee: 0.10 km (0.06 mi). Perigee: -6,378 km (-6,378 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Ship tracking 2U cubesat from GOMX of Aalborg, Denmark. Lost in explosion of booster..
  • Flock-1d 1 to 26 - . Mass: 4.00 kg (8.80 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. 26 PlanetLabs Flock-1d 3U cubesats. Lost in explosion of booster. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..


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