Space Command ID: 30772
Launched: March 9, 2007 3:10 UTC
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Re-Entry Prediction: October 25, 2013 - 13:54 UTC +/-11 Minutes
Re-Entry Zone: Pacific Ocean, South & Latin America
Launched atop an Atlas V 401 in 2007, ASTRO was part of the Orbital Express Program. It demonstrated autonomous satellite servicing tasks including rendezvous, refueling and repairs. ASTRO performed a number of rendezvous operations with the NEXTSat spacecraft. Several SatServicing tasks were successfully demonstrated including stationkeeping, proximity operations, component replacement and refueling.
Demonstrations were completed over the first four months of the mission after which the two satellites were deactivated for natural orbital decay.
Antares Rocket Body
Space Command ID: 39259
Launched: September 18, 2013 - 14:58 UTC
Launch Site: MARS, NASA Wallops, Virginia
Re-Entry Prediction: October 9, 2013 - 16:24 UTC +/-1 Minute
Re-Entry Zone: Asia
Launched the Cygnus Orb-D Spacecraft on a mission to ISS