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2012-06-27 09:34:18

NASA has modified its NASA Launch Services (NLS) II contract with Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., to add the Antares launch vehicle, formerly known as Taurus II, for future missions. The NLS II on-ramp provision provides an opportunity annually for launch service providers not presently under NLS II contract to compete for future missions, and allows launch service providers already under contract to introduce launch vehicles not currently on their NLS II contracts, such as...

FAA Approves Orbital Sciences Demonstration Flight To ISS
2011-09-01 09:32:53

  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given Orbital Sciences the go-ahead to launch a demonstration flight to the International Space Station next year. The first launch of the company's Cygnus cargo module aboard a Taurus II rocket is planned for late February from Wallops Island, Virginia.  Orbital said an expanded FAA license covering that launch was expected soon. “We are very pleased to have been granted the Commercial Space Transportation Launch...

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2011-08-25 14:11:04

  NASA's work to help develop the next generation of commercial space transportation systems reached another significant achievement yesterday with the arrival at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia of the Cygnus Pressurized Cargo Module, Orbital Science Corp.'s spacecraft to carry supplies to the International Space Station. "This is one more important step in our partnership with U.S. private industry to build safe, reliable and cost effective cargo transportation systems," said...

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2011-08-19 09:45:00

NASA's partnership with industry to develop transportation to the International Space Station reaches another milestone on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The cargo module for Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Cygnus spacecraft, which will carry supplies to the station, is scheduled to arrive at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Reporters are invited to cover the arrival of Cygnus' Pressurized Cargo Module (PCM) at 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday. NASA officials and Orbital representatives will be available for...

2011-06-20 11:33:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A U.S. Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket carrying the Department of Defense's Operationally Responsive Space office's ORS-1 satellite is scheduled for launch June 28 from NASA's Launch Range at the Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) ORS-1 is the Operationally Responsive Space Office's first operational satellite. Rapidly...

2011-04-25 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) was awarded a $57 million contract to provide the CASTOR® 30XL, an upgraded second stage motor for Orbital Science Corporation's (NYSE: ORB) Taurus® II commercial launch vehicle, which will supply cargo for NASA to the International Space Station. The CASTOR 30XL is a larger and higher-performance solid rocket motor, with greater payload capability than the CASTOR® 30A, which...

2011-03-22 11:15:00

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA ushered in a new era of space exploration at its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Tuesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony opening the new Horizontal Integration Facility (HIF). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The HIF will support medium-class mission capabilities. The first customer to use the facility will be Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., with its Taurus II launch vehicle. "With this...


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