november, 2017

12nov12:14Antares • Cygnus OA-8Cargo Mission to the International Space Station

Event Details

Launch Date: November 12, 2017
Launch Window: 12:14:52-12:19:52 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Antares 230
Launch Operator: Orbital ATK
Launch Site: Pad 0A, MARS, Wallops Island, Virginia
Payload: Cygnus OA-8
Payload Operator: Orbital ATK for NASA’s CRS Program


An Orbital ATK Antares rocket will lift the eighth operational Cygnus cargo resupply spacecraft into orbit for a mission to the International Space Station. Named the S.S. Gene Cernan, Cygnus OA-8 will carry 3,338 Kilograms of cargo to the ISS Expedition 53 crew after a planned two-day flight to the orbiting laboratory. The Antares rocket will be flying in its upgraded 230 configuration with a pair of RD-181 engines powering its first stage and a Castor 30XL acting as second stage to lift the 6,200-Kilogram spacecraft into orbit.


Mission Resources:

Mission Updates

📺 Live Launch Coverage

🚀 Launch Vehicle Overview: Antares 230

🛰 Payload Overview: Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft

📦 Cargo Overview

Flight Profile

Countdown Timeline

Launch Weather

📍 Launch Site Schedule



(Sunday) 12:14 UTC



N-134, Wallops Island, VA 23337, USA