Posts Tagged ‘Cygnus’

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Cygnus sets date for next ISS mission – Castor XL ready for debut


Orbital’s Cygnus spacecraft will begin her latest trip to the International Space Station (ISS) on October 24, atop of the Antares carrier rocket – the rocket’s fifth launch…

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Orbital’s Cygnus re-enters to complete successful mission


Orbital’s CRS-2/ORB-2 spacecraft has completed her successful mission to the International Space Station (ISS), following unberthing on Friday. The vehicle then spent two days on orbit prior to…

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ORB-2 Cygnus completes ISS rendezvous and berthing


Orbital’s ORB-2 Cygnus spacecraft has successfully rendezvoused and berthed with the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday morning. The American spacecraft, partly built in Italy, guided in by…

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Antares lofts ORB-2 Cygnus on a path to the ISS


Orbital Sciences launched an Antares rocket with their third Cygnus spacecraft Sunday afternoon, beginning a commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. The rocket launched at the…

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Commercial duo refine upcoming launch dates


SpaceX’s Falcon 9 v1.1 launch of six ORBCOMM OG-2 satellites has seen its launch date tweaked to No Earlier Than (NET) launch date to June 15, pending its…

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Antares AJ-26 engine fails during Stennis testing


One of the AJ-26 engines set to launch with a future Antares rocket has failed during testing at the Stennis Space Center on Thursday. Sources claim the engine…

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Orbital and ATK form space flight super group


Orbital and ATK have merged forces to form a joint company that will combine the talents and resources of two well-known space industry stalwarts. To be known as…

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Orbital set May 6 for next Cygnus mission to the ISS


The next launch of Orbital’s Cygnus spacecraft has been targeted for a No Earlier Than (NET) launch target of May 6. The CRS-2/ORB-2 mission will be launched by…

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NASA to evaluate ISS resupply options through 2024


With the lifespan of the International Space Station (ISS) extended to at least 2024, NASA officials have begun evaluating options for the next phase of Commercial Resupply Services…

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ORB-1 Cygnus departs ISS and completes fiery farewell


Orbital’s Cygnus spacecraft has completed its ORB-1/CRS-1 mission, following its departure from the International Space Station (ISS) at 11:41 am UTC on Tuesday. The commercial vehicle was removed…

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Orbital’s success in space reflected in the balance sheets


Orbital Sciences Corporation have revealed their latest financial figures, portraying a very healthy company that enjoyed a successful 2013, while looking forward to a bright future. With their…

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Orbital’s Cygnus spacecraft berthed following ISS arrival


Orbital’s Cygnus spacecraft has marked her second arrival at the International Space Station (ISS), this time under its Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) call sign of CRS-1. After proving…

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ORB-1: Antares successfully launches Cygnus en route to ISS


Orbital’s Antares rocket has launched its first Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission, lofting the Cygnus spacecraft on a mission to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. The…

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Cygnus ISS mission delayed until January – Three EVAs planned


Orbital’s Antares rocket rolled out to its launch pad on Tuesday. However, due to the uncertainty surrounding the cooling system issue on the International Space Station (ISS) –…

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Cygnus ends successful mission with destructive farewell


Orbital’s Cygnus was commanded towards a destructive re-entry on Wednesday, marking the end of its successful ORB-D mission. The vehicle was unberthed from the International Space Station (ISS) and released…

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Orbital’s strong performance benefiting space industry partners


Orbital announced their third quarter earnings for 2013 on Thursday, providing an overview of a company that is generating good profit margins and strong free cash flow. The quarter…

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Cygnus performing well at the ISS ahead of unberthing


Orbital’s ORB-D Cygnus is into the final leg of its debut mission to the International Space Station (ISS), ready to pave the way the ORB-1 Cygnus – set…

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Orbital’s Cygnus successfully berthed on the ISS


Orbital’s Cygnus spacecraft made its second attempt to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday morning, resulting in a successful capture and berthing by the Space…

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Green light for Cygnus to re-approach ISS for Sunday berthing


NASA managers have approved Orbital’s Cygnus spacecraft for a second attempt to rendezvous and berth with the International Space Station. Cygnus required one line of code to be…

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Cygnus delays ISS berthing following GPS discrepancy


Orbital’s Cygnus spacecraft was into the final leg of berthing with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday morning, prior to a discrepancy relating to the way the…