Why did Antares fail?
NASA investigators traced the cause of the mishap to one of three sources: an engine workmanship fault in turbine housing bearing bore of the liquid oxygen turbopump, a design flaw in engine’s hydraulic balance assembly and thrust bearings, or foreign object debris that was ingested into the engine.
Why did Antares explode?
(NASA and Orbital ATK both determined that the explosion was caused by a problem with the turbopump in one of the Antares’ two first-stage AJ-26 engines.)
Where is Antares rocket made?
Formerly known as Taurus-2, the Antares rocket is officially an American space launcher developed by the Virginia-based Orbital Sciences Corporation, OSC, (now known as Orbital ATK). However, in reality, Orbital outsourced the production of the rocket’s booster stage to Ukraine and ordered its main engines in Russia.
Is Antares bigger than the sun?
Antares is about 604 light-years from Earth. It is 700 times the sun’s diameter, large enough to engulf the orbit of Mars, if the solar system were centered on it. Despite its size, the overall density of Antares is less than one-millionth that of the sun.
Who builds Antares rocket?
Antares has launched 16 times since April 2013, with 15 successes and one failure. The medium-lift rocket’s only payload has been Cygnus resupply ships bound for the International Space Station (ISS). Northrop Grumman has sold no other launches for the rocket.
What space station blew up?
Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
|The Space Shuttle Challenger shortly after the explosion
|January 28, 1986
|11:39:13 EST (16:39:13 UTC)
|Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Florida 28°38′24″N 80°16′48″W
|O-ring seal failure in right SRB
Is Antares in the Milky Way?
Antares is the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius and one of the brightest stars embedded in the sweeping arc of the Milky Way.
Will Antares become a black hole?
Antares will implode, then re-explode with the phenomenal force of a supernova, leaving behind a neutron star or black hole.