American Antares rocket with Russian NK-33 prepares for launch

American rocket launch a medium-sized motors with Antares NK-33/AJ26 scheduled for September 18, 2013, the press service of the company. Specialists of the company of "Smith" at the moment are at the launch pad of the flight center of NASA (the U.S. state of Virginia). 

This is the second flight test vehicle development corporation Orbital Sciences, created for commercial cargo delivery to the International Space Station. The first launch of Antares successfully held on April 22, 2013.

As you know, in the first stage of the rocket engines used Antares NK-33/AJ26 modified American aircraft engine company Aerojet together with specialists of the Samara production complex of "Smith".

Feature of the upcoming test flight is to develop a real delivery to the ISS payloads.


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