Stock Price: 132.75 -0.07 4/20/2018 3:59 PM ET

Stock Price: 132.75 -0.07 4/20/2018 3:59 PM ET

Antares

Antares  

Designed to provide responsive and low-cost access to space, Antares is a two-stage vehicle (with optional third stage) that provides low-Earth orbit (LEO) launch capability for payloads weighing up to 8,000 kg. Internally developed by Orbital ATK, Antares completed a risk reduction mission and a demonstration of commercial re-supply services for the International Space Station under a NASA Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) agreement in 2013. Orbital ATK commenced delivery of cargo to the space station under the NASA Commercial Resupply Services (CRS1) contract in 2014, and was selected to continue flying cargo re-supply missions under the CRS2 contract which includes at least six missions starting in 2019.

The Antares launch system utilizes Orbital ATK's proven MACH avionics system and many management approaches, engineering standards, production and test processes common to Orbital ATK’s family of successful small-class Pegasus and Minotaur launch vehicles. The Antares design utilizes powerful RD-181 first stage engines that deliver excellent payload performance and high reliability. The company will conduct three additional missions in 2018 and 2019 to fulfill the CRS1 agreement with NASA to deliver supplies to the space station. Orbital ATK will also conduct the first mission under the CRS2 contract in 2019.

System Features Include:
More Information
Antares Fact Sheet
Antares Mission History
Video Highlights of the Inaugural Antares Launch
Video Highlights of Orbital's First Space Station Resupply Mission