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“Flawless” OA-8E Cygnus departs ISS for 12 days of free-flight activities


Following last month’s launch and berthing to the International Space Station, the eighth Cygnus resupply mission to the orbital outpost has departed the ISS for 12 days of…

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OA-7 Cygnus completes End of Mission; OA-8 looks to Sept launch


After a mission lasting under two months, Orbital ATK’s OA-7 Cygnus spacecraft has conducted its final mission event – deorbit and destructive reentry.  After departing the Space Station…

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ISS crew bid early farewell to OA-7 Cygnus, the S.S. John Glenn


In a move that came as a surprise, NASA decided to unberth the Cygnus OA-7 resupply craft from the ISS over a month ahead of schedule.  The move…

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Atlas V conducts OA-7 Cygnus launch to the ISS


United Launch Alliance and Orbital ATK launched the OA-7 Cygnus mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday. Flying atop an Atlas V rocket, Cygnus departed the…

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Destructive re-entry marks end to successful Cygnus OA-5 mission


After nearly one month at the International Space Station, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus OA-5 spacecraft marked the end to its mission with a destructive re-entry on Sunday. Following a resupply…

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Antares 230 successfully returns with launch of OA-5 Cygnus


Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket returned to flight in a new configuration on Monday, two years after its previous mission ended in an explosion seconds after liftoff. Monday’s launch…

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Return of Antares expected to target August launch with OA-5 Cygnus


Orbital ATK’s continuing preparations to return its Antares rocket to flight operations has resulted in an updated preliminary launch date in the August timeframe. The launch – involving…

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OA-6 Cygnus ends Space Station mission; prepares for post-release tests


Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have bid farewell to Orbital ATK’s Cygnus OA-6 spacecraft, the Rick Husband. Unberthing and separation operations began around 09:30 EDT (13:30 UTC)…

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Orbital ATK unveils cislunar habitat plan, potential missions for SLS and Orion


Orbital ATK has unveiled preliminary plans to place a four-person habitat in cislunar space by 2020. The announcement during testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on…

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OA-6 Cygnus launched to the ISS via Atlas V


Beginning its sixth flight Tuesday night, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft lifted off atop an Atlas rocket to begin a two-month mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff of…

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Orbital ATK OA-6 mission to debut new science objectives for company


While Orbital ATK’s first Enhanced Cygnus spacecraft performs well at the International Space Station, the company is looking ahead to its next mission, the OA-6 resupply flight that,…

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Cygnus trio to conduct tests into spacecraft fires


Three Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft are to play a major role in understanding the threat of a fire onboard a vehicle in space. The Saffire (Spacecraft Fire Safety…