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  • S.S. Deke Slayton II departs International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 19th, 2016

    After spending over two months at the International Space Station (ISS), the Deke Slayton II Cygnus cargo ship pulled away from the outpost on Feb. 19 in preparation for disposal in the Earth’s atmosphere.

  • Cygnus OA-4 arrives at International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonDecember 9th, 2015

    Almost three days after Orbital ATK's OA-4 Cygnus spacecraft launched on a ULA Atlas V 401 rocket from Cape Canaveral's SLC-41, the Deke Slayton II Cygnus cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station, successfully resuming cargo resupplies from the United States.

  • Third scrub in a row for ULA Atlas V with OA-4 mission to ISS

    Jason RhianDecember 5th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The ULA launch team scrubbed the third attempt to get an Atlas V 401 rocket off the pad and into the skies at 1:51 p.m. EST (18:51 GMT) – almost three hours before the launch window was set to open. The issue that caused the flight's delay was the same as yesterday's – very high winds that were forecasted for later today.

  • OA-4 mission scrubbed second time due to high ground winds

    Jason RhianDecember 4th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Launch controllers attempted valiantly to get a ULA Atlas V rocket off of the pad and into the skies, but ground level winds would not play ball. The venerable booster and its payload of Orbital ATK's OA-4 "SS Deke Slayton II" Cygnus spacecraft were slated to launch to the ISS – that flight is now scheduled to take place no-earlier-than Dec. 5, 2015, with the launch window opening at 5:10 p.m. EST (22:10 GMT).

  • SFI Live: Launch coverage of ULA Atlas V 401 with Orbital ATK’s OA-4 Cygnus

    Jason RhianDecember 4th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — ULA is preparing to launch an Atlas V 401 rocket from Cape Canaveral's SLC-41 in Florida. The payload for this flight will be Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft to the ISS. Our live webcast will begin at 5:30 p.m. EST (22:30 GMT).

  • Rain, winds scrub launch of ULA Atlas V with OA-4 Cygnus

    Jason RhianDecember 3rd, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Weather conditions at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida plummeted from providing a 60 percent chance of launch to just 10 percent. This caused the flight of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket with Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft to be scrubbed.

  • Deke Slayton II Cygnus moved to SLC-41 in preparation for Dec. 3 launch

    Jason RhianDecember 2nd, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — ULA has moved an Atlas V 401 rocket carrying Orbital ATK's Deke Slayton II Cygnus to SLC-41 from theVertical Integration Facility located at Cape Canaveral. At present, the fourth operational flight of a Cygnus spacecraft to the ISS is set to lift off at 5:55 p.m. EST (22:55 GMT) on Thursday, Dec. 3.

  • Upgraded Cygnus spacecraft stacked and ready to conduct OA-4 mission

    Jason RhianNovember 14th, 2015

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla -- Orbital ATK, ULA, and NASA are preparing to return Cygnus, to flight. The spacecraft, loaded with supplies, currently resides at the NASA’s Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. If everything goes as planned, Cygnus will be launched atop a ULA Atlas V 401 rocket for the ISS on Dec. 3.

  • OA-4 Cygnus spacecraft also named ‘Deke Slayton’?

    Joe LatrellOctober 27th, 2015

    Orbital ATK has taken to naming each of its Cygnus spacecraft after astronauts who have been involved with the company. On Oct. 28, 2014, the "Deke Slayton" Cygnus was lost about 12 seconds into its flight from Wallops Island, Virginia. Recent images suggest the company might honor Slayton on the next Cygnus flight.

  • ULA rep: Atlas V will help Orbital ATK’s Cygnus get back in the game

    Jason RhianMarch 16th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — After the Oct. 29, 2014, loss of an Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares booster, the Cygnus spacecraft and the estimated 5,000 lbs (2,268 kg) of cargo it carried, one of the first questions many had asked was: “What will they do now?” The firm, based in Dulles, Virginia, was relying on its Antares launch […]

  • Cygnus spacecraft will return to flight atop Atlas V in 2015

    SpaceFlight InsiderDecember 10th, 2014

    Following a catastrophic explosion on Oct. 28, resulting in the loss of a Cygnus spacecraft complete with valuable crew supply items and scientific experiments, Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital ) has announced plans to return to Wallops Flight Facility in 2016. On Dec. 9, the company announced a plan to fulfill its commercial resupply agreement with […]