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  • Orbital’s C. Gordon Fullerton ‘Cygnus’ spacecraft departs International Space Station

    Jason RhianFebruary 18th, 2014

    The Expedition 38 crew on board the International Space Station (ISS) said their farewells to a fellow traveler today. The Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Cygnus spacecraft (dubbed the C. Gordon Fullerton in honor of a recently-deceased astronaut) was unberthed from the space station today, Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6:41 a.m. EST (1141 GMT).

  • Cygnus resupply craft berthed with International Space Station

    SpaceFlight InsiderJanuary 12th, 2014

    Expedition 38 astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) welcomed the arrival of the Orbital Sciences’ C. Gordon Fullerton (Cygnus) spacecraft, the company’s first operational mission under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA. Carrying approximately 2,780 pounds (1,260 kg.)  of food, supplies and experiments, Cygnus is part of the international community’s program of maintaining the […]

  • Antares CRS Orb-1 Photo Feature: Rider on the Storms

    SpaceFlight InsiderJanuary 11th, 2014

    WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, Va — Orbital Sciences Corporation’s first launch of 2014, the Orb-1 mission and the first under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract took to the skies on Jan. 9 under cruelly-cold skies. The ice storms generated by the “polar vortex” had caused the temps to drop to almost single digits. It was […]

  • Orbital sends C. Gordon Fullerton to ISS on first mission under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract

    SpaceFlight InsiderJanuary 9th, 2014

    WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, Va — After waiting through record-breaking weather on Earth, and dangerous weather in space, Orbital Sciences Corporation’s (Orbital’s) Antares rocket lifted off today at 1:07 p.m. EST (1807 GMT) bringing its cache of food supplies and experiments to the International Space Station (ISS). Lifting off at the opening of the launch window, its Cygnus […]

  • NASA, Orbital postpone Antares launch due to space radiation

    Jason RhianJanuary 8th, 2014

    Unusually high levels of space radiation forced a scrub of Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket bound for the International Space Station (ISS). Launch had been slated to occur today, Jan. 8 at 1:32 p.m. EST (18:32 GMT) from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Orb-1 mission will deliver thousands of pounds of cargo to […]

  • Antares and Cygnus on schedule for Wednesday launch

    SpaceFlight InsiderJanuary 8th, 2014

    WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, Va — Orbital Science’s second mission to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled to launch Wednesday, January 8 at 1:32 p.m. EST (18:32 GMT), delivering 3,230 lbs of food, clothing, spare parts and scientific experiments. Launching from Pad 0A their facility at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island Virginia, […]

  • Orbital and NASA proceed with Jan. 8 Antares launch attempt

    Britt RawcliffeJanuary 4th, 2014

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va — Following successful spacewalks to fix a coolant pump issue aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Orbital Sciences Corporation and NASA are moving forward with the planned launch of Orbital’s Antares rocket and Cygnus (the C. Gordon Fullerton) resupply spacecraft on January 8. The launch window will only open for five minutes, extending […]

  • Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus resupply to launch no earlier than January 7

    Britt RawcliffeDecember 20th, 2013

    With the first of three spacewalks (EVAs) to fix a coolant pump aboard the International Space Station (ISS) set to commence tomorrow, NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation have announced that the Antares rocket, carrying the Cygnus resupply spacecraft, will launch no-earlier-than (NET) Tuesday, January 7. The launch window is between 1:55 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. […]

  • Antares launch delayed to allow EVA to fix coolant loop

    Britt RawcliffeDecember 17th, 2013

    Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket, carrying the commercial resupply services payload aboard their Cygnus spacecraft, has been delayed from its December 19 launch date to no earlier than January 13, 2014. The news comes less than 24 hours before the launch readiness review was due to take place and hours after the rocket was rolled […]

  • Orbital’s Antares rolled out to Pad-0A in hopes of launch

    Jason RhianDecember 17th, 2013

    Orbital Sciences Corporation rolled the Antares rocket with the C. Gordon Fullerton spacecraft out to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad-0A early this morning. This was in preparation for a planned launch on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 9:19 p.m. EST.

  • Orbital’s first of eight commercial resupply services missions set to launch

    Britt RawcliffeDecember 16th, 2013

    The launch of an Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) has been slated to take place no-earlier-than December 19. This will be the first nighttime launch for Antares, with the window opening at 9:19 and extending through 9:24 p.m. EST. If all goes according […]

  • UPDATE: NASA Pushes Back Cygnus Launch Decision Due To Space Station Cooling Problem

    Universe TodayDecember 12th, 2013

    The decision to launch a cargo flight to the International Space Station next  week has been pushed back until Monday (Dec. 16) because of a cooling problem on  station that forced the shutdown of redundant systems, according to a NASA  update.