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Loading Cygnus With Supplies

In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, thousands of pounds of supplies, equipment and scientific research materials are prepared for loading aboard a Cygnus spacecraft's pressurized cargo module (PCM) for the Orbital ATK CRS-7 mission to the International Space Station.

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

The Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft undergoes preparations in the Horizontal Integration Facility at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility for an Oct. 13 launch on the company's Antares rocket.

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the OA-4 Cygnus resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 Dec. 6 at 4:44 p.m. EST.

A team of engineers and technicians monitor progress as an overhead crane lowers the Cygnus spacecraft, built by Orbital ATK, toward its service module.

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 Sciences Corporation, one of the world's leading space technology companies, today announced that its Cygnus(TM) cargo logistics spacecraft successfully completed its rendezvous and approach maneuvers with the International Space Station (ISS).

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

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

Orbital Sciences Corporation (ORB), one of the world's leading space technology companies, today confirmed that its Cygnus cargo logistics spacecraft reentered Earth's atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean east of New Zealand at approximately 2:15 p.m. (EDT).

Cygnus Berths with the Space Station Recap

During a news briefing Sunday, Sept. 29 on NASA television and the agency's website, managers from NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation discussed the arrival at the ISS of Orbital's Cygnus spacecraft -- America's newest space faring resupply ship.

Cygnus Rendezvous Delayed Until 28 September

This morning, Orbital and NASA together decided to postpone the approach, rendezvous, grapple and berthing operations of the Cygnus cargo logistics spacecraft with the International Space Station until after the upcoming Soyuz crew operations are complete. The Soyuz crew is due to arrive at the ISS very late on Wednesday, September 25. The earliest possible date for the next Cygnus approach and rendezvous with the ISS would be Saturday, September 28. An exact schedule will be determined following the successful completion of Soyuz operations.

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.

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.

Antares Rocket Ready For Roll Out

The Antares rocket is being hoisted inside the assembly building at Wallops Island onto its transporter in preparation for its roll out to the launch pad on Saturday morning. Larger image.

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