After the cancellation of OmegA, Northrop Grumman and Orbital ATK develop the Antares Heavy

After the cancellation of OmegA, Northrop Grumman and Orbital ATK develop the Antares Heavy

Falls Church, VA— Today, Northrop Grumman announced the Antares Heavy, which will be a replacement to the canceled OmegA launcher. This new and improved Antares variant will have an improved and lengthened upper stage, along with 2 side boosters, which will provide an extra kick to boost satellites in to geostationary orbit and even into deep space. The rocket will also be human rated, being able to take a capsule into orbit around the moon! This will directly compete with the Falcon 9 and the upcoming Neutron, and will cost a fraction of the price of some other heavy lift non-reusable launch vehicles. All of this information was released during a thread of tweets from Northrop, which you can find here.