The Virginia Spaceport Authority Launched the Final Antares 230+ Rocket to the International Space Station
Northrop Grumman’s Antares 230+ rocket carrying the Cygnus Spacecraft S.S. Laurel Clark successfully launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on August 1, 2023. The NG-19 mission will deliver more than 8,200 lbs. of research experiments, supplies, and vehicle hardware to the International Space Station (ISS).This launch marks 10 years of Antares rocket launches from MARS, and the last launch of the Antares 230+ rocket. Earlier this year, Northrop Grumman announced a partnership with Firefly Aerospace to design and build the next iteration of the Antares launch vehicle with exclusively U.S.-manufactured parts.