Accident: Cygnus explosion (spacecraft))
|Birthname||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)|
|Astrology data||06°25' 20°57 Asc. 13°41'|
Cygnus CRS Orb-3, 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.
- compare to chart of Business: Orbital Sciences Corporation (born 2 April 1982)
- compare to chart of Space: Cygnus (spacecraft, first launch) (born 18 September 2013)
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)