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2013-05-09 16:21:13

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) Space Systems of Louisville, Colo., has completed its first major, comprehensive safety review of its Dream Chaser Space System. This is the company's latest paid-for-performance milestone with NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP), which is working with commercial space partners to develop capabilities to launch U.S. astronauts from American soil in the next few years. (Logo:...

2013-04-22 12:21:18

BRISTOL, Pa., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DUNMORE Corporation multi-layer insulation (MLI) materials protected the launch vehicle and its cargo delivery system Wednesday as a successful launch of the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program (COTS) test mission was conducted from Orbital Sciences' Wallops Island launch facility. DUNMORE MLI material is incorporated into the cargo compartment and control module of the Cygnus spacecraft that the Antares rocket launched into orbit...

2013-04-21 20:20:10

ARLINGTON, Va., April 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK's (NYSE: ATK) CASTOR(®) 30 upper stage solid rocket motor supported the successful flight of Orbital Sciences Corporation's (NYSE:ORB) Antares rocket as it lifted off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at 5:00 p.m. EDT with the Cygnus mass simulator payload. This was the test flight of the new Antares launch vehicle. "This is a great day for the Antares team," said Scott Lehr, vice president and general manager of ATK's...

2013-04-21 20:20:06

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., April 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA commercial space partner Orbital Sciences Corporation Sunday launched its Antares rocket at 5 p.m. EDT from the new Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The test flight was the first launch from the pad at Wallops and was the first flight of Antares, which delivered the equivalent mass of a spacecraft, a...

Orbital Successfully Launches Antares Test Rocket From Wallops, Virginia
2013-04-21 17:24:31

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA´s commercial space partner Orbital Sciences Corporation successfully test-launched its Antares rocket Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. EST after several days of scrubbed attempts. The rocket lifted-off from the new Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. This afternoon´s test flight was the first for Launch Pad 0A and the first flight for Orbital´s Antares...

2013-04-15 19:30:18

The International Space Station´s Expedition 35 crew kicked off the workweek Monday supporting a variety of science experiments, preparing for an upcoming spacewalk and monitoring the departure of a Russian cargo craft. Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency started his day logging his breakfast as he began the seventh day of a 10-day prescribed diet for the Energy experiment, which is aimed at precisely measuring the dietary requirements for astronauts during...

2013-04-10 10:19:25

NASA's commercial partner, Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., is scheduled to launch its first Antares rocket from Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wednesday, April 17. NASA Television coverage of the launch will begin at 4 p.m. EDT. Liftoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. with a daily launch window that runs until 8 p.m. If needed, back-up launch opportunities are available April 18-21. The Antares test flight is the first of two...

2013-04-09 16:20:41

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's commercial partner, Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., is scheduled to launch its first Antares rocket from Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wednesday, April 17. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA Television coverage of the launch will begin at 4 p.m. EDT. Liftoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. with a daily launch window that runs until 8...

2013-03-28 12:20:24

Motor will be used for NASA Commercial and Government Launch Vehicles ARLINGTON, Va., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) successfully tested its newly developed CASTOR® 30XL upper stage solid rocket motor today at the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) in Tennessee. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130328/CG85062) The test was the final qualification for the ATK commercial motor, which was jointly developed by ATK and Orbital...

2013-03-27 16:20:09

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and SpaceX will host a teleconference for news media at 1 p.m. EDT, Thursday, March 28, to discuss the Tuesday return of the company's Dragon spacecraft from a cargo mission to the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) A trove of scientific research was among more than 2 tons of cargo Dragon brought back to Earth. Included are investigations that could aid in food...