Liftoff from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport — MARS — at NASA's Wallops Island, Virginia, flight facility came on time at 8:31 p.m. EDT
End of an era for Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket with Russian and Ukrainian components.This launch marks the last for the current version of Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket, the Antares 230 series. Supply lines for Antares, which relied on Ukrainian-built first stages and Russian rocket engines, were disrupted at the beginning of Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.