Cygnus Begins Orbital Maneuvers, Checkout

A false color infrared image of the Antares launch. (Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls)
A false color infrared image of the Antares launch. (Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Cygnus Mission Update
Via Orbital Sciences Corporation

Following a successful launch earlier today, Cygnus will perform 10 demonstrations during its four-day in-orbit journey to rendezvous with the International Space Station. Cygnus successfully completed its first Delta V burn to raise its orbit which lasted approximately 7 minutes. All systems continue to behave normally. The next major event will be the performance of a free drift and abort demonstration scheduled for 9:30 p.m. EDT

For images from today’s launch, please visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/orbitalsciences/