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  • Orbital ATK aiming for second half of September for RTF of Antares

    Jason RhianAugust 10th, 2016

    Upon the completion of a stage test conducted at Pad-0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport this past May, Dulles, Virginia-based Orbital ATK has announced that it could conduct the inaugural flight of its Antares 230 rocket as early as the second half of September of this year (2016).

  • Antares return to flight targeting late August

    Derek RichardsonJuly 14th, 2016

    Dulles, Virginia-based Orbital ATK is targeting August 22, 2016, for the return to flight of the company's Antares rocket. This redesigned "Enhanced" booster will launch the next Cygnus cargo ship, the S.S. Alan Poindexter, to resupply the International Space Station (ISS).

  • Orbital ATK eyeing August launch of ‘Enhanced’ Antares

    Jason RhianJune 18th, 2016

    Orbital ATK is working toward returning the company's Antares 230 rocket to conduct the first flight of the newly re-engined Antares 230 launch vehicle sometime in August. The flight was slated to take place from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Regional Spaceport's (MARS) Pad-0A.

  • Antares static test fire slated for NET May 31

    Jason RhianMay 28th, 2016

    Orbital ATK and NASA are planning on conducting a static test fire of the Antares 230 rocket's first stage on May 31 at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility located in Virginia. The test of the two RD-181 rocket engines in the launch vehicle's first stage will take 3 hours and 15 minutes.