In the United States of America today, November 12, was successfully launched the carrier rocket of the middle class Antares designed and built in Ukraine. It is reported by SpaceNews.
The rocket with the space truck Cygnus was launched from the mid-Atlantic regional spaceport on the island Walls.
Flying in an orbit Cygnus shall deliver to the International space station around 3 tons of payload and scientific equipment, food supplies, and to carry out waste disposal.
Antares is a one – time booster, developed by Orbital Sciences Corporation and KB Yuzhnoye to launch payloads weighing up to 5.5 tons into low reference orbit.
Earlier the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko reported on the successful launch of the European launch vehicle Vega with the Ukrainian engine. Cruise engine RD-843 also designed by CB South.