Accident: Cygnus explosion (spacecraft))

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Accident: Cygnus explosion (spacecraft)) Gender: N/A
Cygnus CRS Orb-3
born on 29 October 2014 at 18:22:38 (= 6:22 PM )
Place Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, 37n5625, 75w2759
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Timed official source
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Liefeld
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 06°25' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 20°57 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 13°41'

Accident: Cygnus explosion (spacecraft))


Cygnus CRS Orb-3,[3][4] also known as Orbital Sciences CRS Flight 3 or Orbital 3 (Orb-3), was an attempted flight of Cygnus, an automated cargo spacecraft developed by United States-based company Orbital Sciences. The flight, which would have been its fourth to the International Space Station and the fifth of an Antares launch vehicle, resulted in the Antares rocket crashing back to the launch pad.

The Antares rocket carrying the Orb-3 Cygnus launched as scheduled on October 28, 2014, but after 20 seconds fell back onto Pad 0A and exploded.

In a press release, NASA stated that there were no known issues prior to launch and that no personnel were injured or missing.

Link to Wikipedia: Cygnus CRS Orb-3


Source Notes

Wikipedia: Cygnus CRS Orb-3; Spaceflightinsider: Wayward sailboat scrubs multi-million Antares launch to ISS and others. Time is scheduled time.


  • Mundane : Disasters : Accidents (Spacecraft explosion)