Cygnus CRS Orb-3

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Cygnus CRS Orb-3
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator NASA
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Standard Cygnus[1]
Manufacturer Orbital Sciences
Thales Alenia Space
Start of mission
Launch date October 20, 2014[2]
Rocket Antares 130[1]
Launch site MARS LP-0A
Contractor Orbital Sciences
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Epoch Planned
Berthing at ISS
Berthing port Harmony nadir
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Cygnus CRS Orb-3,[2][3] also known as Orbital Sciences CRS Flight 3 or Orbital 3 (Orb-3), is the fourth planned flight of the Orbital Sciences' unmanned resupply spacecraft Cygnus, its fourth flight to the International Space Station and the fifth launch of the company's Antares launch vehicle.


Main article: Cygnus (spacecraft)

This is the Third of Eight flights by Orbital Sciences under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. This will be the first flight of the Antares 130, which uses a more powerful Castor 30XL second stage, and the last flight of the Standard sized Cygnus PCM. The mission is scheduled to launch on October 14, 2014.[2]


  1. ^ a b Bergin, Chris (2012-02-22). "Space industry giants Orbital upbeat ahead of Antares debut". NasaSpaceflight (not affiliated with NASA). Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Worldwide Launch Schedule Antares Orb-3". Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ "International Space Station Flight Schedule". SEDS. 15 May 2013.