Antares lift off

21:00 UTC extremely smoothly launch of the ANTARES rocket


The primary goal of the Antares A-One mission is to deploy a test mass into low Earth Orbit that simulates the Cygnus spacecraft.
But also onboard are the cubesats PhoneSat-1a, 1b & 2 and the Dove-1 cubesat.

Orbit: Near-circular orbit, target altitude of 250 km x 300 km, inclination = 51.6°

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