NASA is preparing to launch a rocket with Ukrainian engine
National Aeronautics and space administration (NASA) and Orbital ATK have successfully completed preliminary flight readiness review launch vehicle Antares OA-5 and appointed its launch on October 13.
“Space launch is scheduled on October 13 at 21:13 on Washington,” said the American space Agency.
Now in preparation to start work on final integration of the satellite and the rocket Cygnus Antares and the ship on the launch pad, scheduled for October 11.
In this NASA clarified that the schedule of preparation for the launch and the launch may vary depending on weather conditions.
Chief designer of the launch vehicle Antares is a Corporation Orbital Science Corporation (USA). However, the device is created in the framework of international cooperation with participation, including enterprises of Ukraine. In particular, the basic design of first-degree Antares developed Design Bureau “southern”, made “Southern machine-building plant them. A. M. Makarov” in cooperation with Ukrainian companies “Hartron-Arkos” (Kharkiv), “Kievpribor” (Kiev), “Hartron -UCOM “(Zaporozhye), and also announcement of annual and “RAPID” (Chernihiv).
Booster is designed primarily to deliver cargo to the International space station and for launching commercial and governmental spacecraft.