In the United States launched the rocket Antares, built with the participation of Ukrainian specialists

12 Nov from space flight Center, wallops island (Virginia, USA) were successfully launched an upgraded booster Antares. This was announced by the State space Agency of Ukraine.

The chief developer of the rocket – Corporation Orbital ATK (USA). The basic construction of the first stage developed design Bureau «southern» and manufactured «southern machine-building plant» in cooperation with Ukrainian companies «Hartron-ARKOS» (Kharkiv), «Kievpribor», «Khartron-YUKOM» (Zaporozhye), «CHEZAR», «RAPID» (Chernihiv) and others.

Preparation of the carrier rocket Antares to the launch, testing and commissioning is performed with the participation of specialists of the design Bureau «southern» and other Ukrainian enterprises.

«Ukrainian specialists to ensure full performance of all operations in his sector of responsibility. In accordance with the contract, technical support, start-up, reception and processing of telemetry data in real time is provided with site design office «Yuzhnoe», – told the Agency.

The rocket put into orbit cargo ship Cygnus, which is to deliver to the International space station 3350 lbs of equipment for work at the station.

«It should be noted that this is the maximum load that is placed in orbit during the previous mission… With a low Parking orbit, the Cygnus will carry out a maneuver of the flight on the orbit of the ISS for docking. After docking and unloading Cygnus for the first time will be used as an annexe to the orbiting space laboratory to conduct experiments demonstrating the possibilities of Space Tango and Tangolab for research in low gravity», – is spoken in the message.

The spacecraft undocked from the ISS, Cygnus will be held in two weeks. It will separately 14 microsatellites Cubsats. Then the ship’s mission is completed, it will descend into the Earth’s atmosphere and will disintegrate over the Pacific ocean.




In the United States launched the rocket Antares, built with the participation of Ukrainian specialists 12.11.2017

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