Posts Tagged ‘Orbital’

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Ariane 5 ECA lofts Astra 5B and Amazonas 4A


Arianespace lofted another two more satellites into orbit – namely Astra 5B and Amazonas 4A - via their Ariane 5 ECA rocket on Saturday. Launch from the European Spaceport…

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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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Orbital’s Minotaur I successfully lofts multitude of payloads


Orbital Sciences Corporation have launched the ORS-3 mission for the US military, using a Minotaur I rocket to demonstrate technology aimed at reducing costs for future missions. The…

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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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SES-8 heads to Florida for next Falcon 9 v1.1 launch


The Orbital-built SES-8 telecommunications satellite has begun its road journey to Florida ahead of its November 1 (NET) launch atop of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle. The…

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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…

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As Cygnus heads to the ISS Orbital already eyeing the future


As Orbital Sciences Corporation’s first Cygnus spacecraft, the G. David Low, conducts a series of tests and rendezvous maneuvers that will bring it within reach of the International…

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Orbital’s Antares launches Cygnus on debut mission to ISS


Orbital Sciences Corporation have launched the first Cygnus spacecraft Wednesday, beginning a demonstration mission to the International Space Station which will verify that the vehicle is ready to…

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Antares rolled out ahead of ORB-D mission – 24 hour delay


Orbital’s Antares launch vehicle is deep into preparations for its second trip into space – delayed 24 hours to Wednesday – this time hosting the debut mission for…

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Orbital’s Minotaur V launches LADEE mission to the Moon


NASA’s latest mission to the Moon launched aboard an Orbital Sciences Minotaur rocket Friday night. Liftoff of the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer from the Wallops launch…