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2014-11-05 08:32:53

As the investigation into last week’s failure of the Orbital Sciences Antares rocket continued on Wednesday, the Dulles, Virginia-based firm announced revised plans to complete cargo deliveries to the ISS under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services.

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2014-10-30 06:01:55

As day one of the investigation of the explosion of an Orbital Science’s Antares rocket wrapped up Wednesday evening, reports surfaced that the company already had plans to retire the five-decade old engines used to power the launch vehicle.

2010-11-10 18:28:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its AJ26 engine was hot-fire tested today at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

2010-04-27 18:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, and its Russian partner United Engine Corporation (UEC), announced today the signing of a cooperation agreement regarding their next steps in the companies' cooperative efforts to provide NK-33 and AJ26 rocket engines to the commercial launch market. The cooperative efforts of Aerojet and UEC will include marketing, sales, technical support, testing and a range of activities for the eventual re-start...

2010-03-15 08:11:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, and Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), along with Aerojet's Russian partner, SNTK, announced today that a series of NK-33 rocket engine tests conducted in Samara, Russia were successfully completed in support of the development of Orbital's Taurus® II space launch vehicle. The purpose of the extended-time testing of the NK-33 engine, on which the AJ26 first-stage engine for the Taurus II rocket is...

2008-12-16 12:53:58

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi will test the Taurus II space launch vehicle's rocket engine. The first Taurus II mission is scheduled to be flown in support of NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services cargo demonstration to the International Space Station.


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