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2014-01-08 20:20:20

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Orbital Sciences has confirmed it will proceed with a launch attempt from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. at 1:07 p.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 9 of its cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station, pending closeout of all remaining prelaunch reviews and tests. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) NASA Television launch coverage begins at 12:45 p.m. A post-launch news...

2014-01-02 12:20:05

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage of the Jan. 7 launch of the Cygnus cargo spacecraft mission to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On the heels of a successful demonstration flight to the space station in September, Orbital Sciences is scheduled to launch the spacecraft on an Antares rocket at 1:55 p.m. EST from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional...

Orbital, NASA Confirm New Launch Window For Cygnus Launch
2014-01-09 05:20:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UPDATE: January 9, 2014 @ 5:20 a.m. After a scrubbed launch on January 8 due to the increased threat of radiation from a solar flare that occurred on Jan 7, Orbital Sciences has confirmed that it will move the next available launch window of its cargo resupply mission to Thursday, Jan 9 at 1:07 p.m. EST. Thursday’s event will be covered by NASA TV beginning at 12:45 p.m. EST with a post-launch news conference beginning at...

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2013-12-17 20:20:03

SOURCE: NASA/PR Newswire NASA managers are postponing the upcoming Orbital Sciences commercial cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station to proceed with a series of spacewalks to replace a faulty pump module on the space station. NASA Television will air a news briefing at 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 18 to preview the spacewalks. Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus spacecraft, atop its Antares rocket, now will launch no earlier than January. The postponement of the Antares...

Record Number Of Satellites Launching On Minotaur Rocket Tonight
2013-11-19 18:55:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Orbital Sciences announced on Tuesday that it is in the final preparations for the launch of a mission that will place a record number of satellites into orbit. The company’s Minotaur I rocket will be launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia tonight. The rocket will be taking up the Department of Defense Operationally Responsive Space Office’s ORS-3 mission, or the...

2013-09-29 12:20:07

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following are statements from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Assistant to the President for Science and Technology John P. Holdren about the berthing of Orbital Sciences' Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) NASA Administrator Charles Bolden:"Today, with the successful berthing of the Orbital Sciences Cygnus...

Space Station Crew To Attempt Cygnus Capture Sunday Morning
2013-09-29 08:10:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Assistant to the President for Science and Technology John P. Holdren. ---------- UPDATE: September 29, 2013 9:10AM EDT: Crew members of Expedition 37 attached Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft onto the Harmony node of the International Space Station ahead of schedule this morning at 8:44 a.m. EDT. The spacecraft is delivering about 1,300 pounds of cargo to the orbiting...

2013-09-18 12:23:10

BRISTOL, Pa., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DUNMORE Corporation multi layer insulation (MLI) films and tapes will protect vital components and wiring aboard Orbital Sciences' spacecraft "Cygnus" as it docks with the International Space Station for the first time. Aerospace company Orbital Sciences used DUNMORE high performing thin films and tapes on its Cygnus advanced maneuvering spacecraft, which launched from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility this morning. Cygnus will...

Cygnus Launch Marks Second Commercial Craft To Fly To The Space Station
2013-09-18 11:12:48

[ Watch the Video: Cygnus Lifts Off! ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft is now on its way to becoming the second commercial spacecraft to ever dock with the International Space Station (ISS), rivaling SpaceX's Dragon capsule. NASA launched Cygnus aboard Orbital's Antares rocket at the space agency's newest launch pad, Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad-0A at Wallops Flight Facility. The spacecraft's successful launch on...

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...