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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.

Orbital's Cygnus-1 Departs ISS

Orbital Science's commercial spacecraft Cygnus-1 left the International Space Station today, 17 February 2014, after spending around a month in space.

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.

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.

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).


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 (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

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).

Antares AJ26 engine test at Stennis Space Center on 4 APril 2013. These tests are conducted before the engine is shipped to Wallops. The engine tested yesterday will be used on an upcoming CRS mission. Credit: NASA. Larger image.

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.

Orbital Tests Antares Rocket Engines

NASA commercial partner Orbital Sciences of Dulles, Va., successfully conducted an engine test of its Antares rocket Friday at the nation's newest launch pad.

Antares Engine Test Scheduled for Feb. 22

NASA's Wallops Flight Facility will provide launch range support for an Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket engine test scheduled for Feb. 22 at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A.

NASA has released a summary report on findings from a panel that investigated the unsuccessful 2011 launch of the agency's Glory spacecraft.

Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), one of the world's leading space technology companies, today announced that has it has commenced Antares launch vehicle operations at the liquid-fuel launch complex at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS).

Virginia and Orbital Sign ISS Cargo MOU

Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority ("VCSFA") and Dulles, Virginia-based Orbital Sciences Corporation ("Orbital") have reached a new agreement to govern their working relationship and allocation of assets at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport ("MARS").

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