Launch News Orbital's Antares Maiden Flight & ORB-D "G. David Low" Cygnus Demo updates.

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That launch did not look very smooth :lol:

Possibly the worst pick of a camera for liftoff I've seen haha. It almost looks like it got shaken/blown loose or off its mount.


I found the gap between MECO and 2nd stage ignition pretty interesting. I guess I'm used to seeing burnout/sep/ignition in fairly quick succession.


I also was wondering if the slow counter-clockwise roll is intentional.
 

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Congratulations to Orbital Sciences and NASA on a successful launch!
 

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Congrats to the Orbital team, alot of hard work coming to fruition. A beer can shaped one way only craft isn't as sexy as a capsule that's all but human rated, like SpaceX, but for cargo delivery, it's looking like it'll be a good, safe way to keep the ISS crew supplied with cargo.
 

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Congratulations to Orbital for this most "nominal" flight.

My wife only heard the sound while I was watching - she asked "why does he always say nominal??". A good word in rocketry :lol:
 

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One word of note: The launch of Antares broke the 44+ years long NK-15/33 curse - and the prince and princess lived happily ever after. :rofl:
 

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Wait, the Antares is a slower climber than the Saturn V?
It didn't look and feel that much slow on the replays, as for example last Atlas V launches.
 

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NASAtelevision:
 

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Made a little snapshot while watching it live via nasa.gov:

The second stage firing its engines.
 

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A true shame I didn't have enough time between work and the launch to try to see it on the horizon line. Did anyone get to see this even in person or on their horizon?
 
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