Posts Tagged ‘Antares’

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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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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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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 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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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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Countdowns and Testing – Commercial Space steps up a gear


Several commercial space companies are in the midst of critical testing and launch preparations. While the increase in activity is aimed at successfully achieving differing mission objectives, the…

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Cygnus ISS debut provisionally moved to September


The debut mission for Orbital’s Cygnus spacecraft – known as ORB-D – is now tracking a provisional launch date of September 28. The slip relates to an engine…

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Antares conducts a flawless maiden launch


Orbital Sciences Corporation have – at the third launch attempt – launched their new Antares rocket’s maiden flight on Sunday. Following two scrubs over the past few days,…

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Orbital’s Antares: An eye on the present and the future


Orbital are still hoping to launch their Antares rocket on its debut trip into space this coming week, despite an issue during its Wet Dress Rehearsal (WDR). Elsewhere,…

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Stars align for Orbital’s Antares – A-One debut set for mid-April


Orbital’s Antares rocket is finally set to make its debut flight into space, following the approval of a launch window that opens on April 16. Dubbed the A-One…

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CASTOR 30XL prepares for static fire ahead of providing Antares boost


ATK’s CASTOR 30XL Upper Stage motor is deep into preparations for a static fire test, set to take place this spring at the Arnold Engineering Development Center in…

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Hot fire success for Orbital’s Antares


Orbital’s Antares vehicle has enjoyed a successful hot fire test on Friday. The success followed last week’s scrubbed attempt at at T-1.5 seconds – related to a low…

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Flight of the Antares – Orbital closing in on long-awaited debut


The Antares launch vehicle will soon make its debut flight, ahead of an important year for Orbital’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract requirements. The test flight of the…

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Orbital’s Antares closing in on debut launch following pad arrival


Antares, the launch vehicle tasked with lofting the Cygnus spacecraft on missions to the International Space Station (ISS), finally arrived at its Wallops launch pad on Monday. The…

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SpaceX joy at Merlin 1D test – Orbital fire up their AJ-26 engine


Two loud rumbles in the south of the United States marked two milestones for the country’s drive to regain its space flight independence, as SpaceX and Orbital both fired…