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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Antares Main Engine Cutoff

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Antares Main Engine Cutoff Antares' first stage drifts away following Main Engine Cutoff (MECO) during its Sept. 18 Cygnus demonstration flight. The vehicle coasts for about two and a half minutes following MECO, at which point the second stage engine ignites.

Orbital Sciences Corporation / NASA TV

Original image data dated on or about September 18, 2013

 

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