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Launch preparations for Orbital ATK's Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft are proceeding as scheduled for a 7:40 p.m. EDT liftoff this evening, Oct. 17, 2016

Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, is making excellent progress in resuming its cargo delivery service to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract, the company stated today.

Moving quickly to inform its International Space Station (ISS) resupply contract partner NASA, Orbital Sciences Corporation today announced that not only would it complete its resupply contract by the end of 2016, it would consolidate its launch manifest and do it with four launches instead of five.

The launch was proceeding as expected. Across the board, the Orbital team manning their stations had green lights. The weather was almost perfect. There was a sense of anticipation after seeing the launch scrubbed the day before because a boat had wandered into the range. No one could have foreseen what would happen next.

Although there are no issues with the current Orbital Antares rocket or the Cygnus spacecraft, both of which are ready to launch, it is with abundant precaution that the mission to the International Space Station has been postponed until no earlier than July 1.

Orbital has completed its third successful Antares launch in the past nine months.

An Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket is seen as it is rolled out to launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Sunday, January 5, 2014.

Today, at NASA's direction, Orbital Sciences Corporation has postponed the launch of our commercial cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

Today, Orbital Sciences Corporation continues to prepare for next week's launch at the Horizontal Integration Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.

NASA commercial space partner Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., launched its Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard its Antares rocket at 10:58 a.m. EDT Wednesday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

During a news conference from Wallops Flight Facility NASA previewed the launch and mission of Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft on a demonstration mission to the International Space Station.

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 news briefing at Johnson Space Center focused on the upcoming Antares rocket launch from Wallops -- and test flight to the International Space Station of Orbital's Cygnus cargo craft. Launch is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 17. The flight is part of NASA' Commercial Orbital Transportation Services Program to develop private and public partnerships for resupply of the ISS.

In the two weeks following the successful debut fight of the Antares rocket on April 21, the program's technical team gathered and analyzed large volumes of data collected during the A-ONE mission's countdown, ignition and lift-off, and flight sequence.


SpaceRef editor Keith Cowing appeared on Russia Today on 23 April to discuss the recent launch of Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket and the road ahead for space commerce.


Orbital Sciences Corporation Sunday launched its Antares rocket at 05:00 p.m. EDT from the new Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), one of the world's leading space technology companies, today announced that a premature separation of a launch pad umbilical connection to the Antares upper stage used for data communications halted today's countdown of the Antares test launch at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. Engineers are currently analyzing what occurred to determine what measures will be taken to resolve the issue

NASA hosted a press briefing on April 16 to discuss the launch of Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares rocket on a demonstration flight from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A at Wallops Flight Facility.

Antares Status Report 14 April 2013

On Saturday, Orbital conducted the wet dress rehearsal for the Antares rocket in preparation its Test Flight scheduled for later this week on April 17.

Visibility Map for Antares Launch

Depending on where you are along the eastern seaboard of the U.S., you might be able to see the flight of the Antares rocket. The downloadable map below shows the projected degrees above the horizon (how high to look) and the path the rocket will fly so that you might be able to glimpse the Antares test flight.

Orbital Rolls Out Antares Rocket

Early this morning, Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) rolled out the first fully integrated Antares(TM) rocket from its assembly building at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) in eastern Virginia in preparation for its inaugural flight that is scheduled for April 17 at approximately 5:00 p.m. (EDT).

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