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Launch Photos: Orbital ATK's Upgraded Antares Rocket Returns to Flight

Loaded with cargo

Orbital ATK

The Cygnus spacecraft is loaded up with cargo in the Horizontal Integration Facility at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. It will bring 5,290 lbs. (2,400 kg) of supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station.

Integrating the Launch Vehicle

NASA Wallops/Keith Koehler

Integration of the Orbital ATK Antares launch vehicle continues in the NASA Horizontal Integration Facility at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia for its flight to the International Space Station.

Antares has left the building!

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Orbital ATK's Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, rolls out of the Horizontal Integration Facility at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Thursday (Oct. 13), beginning its half-mile journey to the launch pad.

Rocket rollout

NASA/Bill Ingalls

The Orbital ATK Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus cargo ship rolls out to its Pad-0A launchpad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia for the Oct. 16, 2016 launch of more than 2 tons of NASA cargo to the International Space Station.

Antares on the rise

NASA/Bill Ingalls

With Cygnus onboard, the Antares rocket is raised into the vertical position on launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Friday, Oct. 14.

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