The Orb-1 mission patch depicts Orbital's commercial resupply system for the International Space Station (ISS).
The Antares rocket, with its program logo depicted on the left, provides reliable space launch from the Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) to low Earth orbit. The Cygnus spacecraft, which carries vital supplies and experiments to the ISS, and its logo, are depicted on the right.
The Cygnus logo is in the shape of a swan, since the Cygnus name is derived from the Latinized Greek word for swan.
On the globe, a gold arc emerges from the Antares launch site and continues to the ISS, our country's outpost in space.
Above the space station are eight stars which represent the number of missions under Orbital's ISS Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA. The red star in the arc signifies that Orb-1 is the first of these missions.
Below the Antares and Cygnus logos is a globe depicting North America featuring two significant symbols.
A red star on the globe marks the Antares launch site at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the Atlantic coast of Virginia.
The astronaut emblem on America's Pacific coast honors former NASA astronaut and test pilot C. Gordon Fullerton who flew NASA's B-52 aircraft for several of Orbital's early Pegasus rocket missions from Edwards Air Force Base, California. The Cygnus spacecraft used for the Orb-1 mission is named in honor of Mr. Fullerton.
The Orbital logo, as well as the names of its partners in the ISS cargo delivery missions, is emblazoned on the border of the design.