These pictures present the liftoff of a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket on Aug. 10 from Wallops Island, Virginia, kicking off an unpiloted resupply mission carrying greater than 8,000 kilos of cargo to the Worldwide Area Station.
A 139-foot-tall (42.5-meter) Antares rocket lifted off at 6:01 p.m. EDT (2201 GMT) on Aug. 10 from pad 0A on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, co-located with NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on the Jap Shore of Virginia.
Twin RD-181 engines powered the Antares launcher off the bottom with 864,000 kilos of thrust. The mission carried a Cygnus provide ship into orbit in pursuit of the Worldwide Area Station, the place it arrived Aug. 12.
The launch marked the fifteenth flight of an Antares rocket since 2013. Learn our full story for particulars on the launch.
The video above comes from a distant digicam positioned close to the launch pad by photographer Alex Polimeni. Nonetheless pictures from his distant cameras are posted beneath.
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