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  • Photo Feature: Two for Two – Orb-2 on Orbital’s Antares & Orbcomm OG2 on SpaceX’s Falcon 9

    Jason RhianJuly 20th, 2014

    The public has gained the misperception that since the end of the space shuttle program in 2011 that the U.S. is currently out of the spaceflight business. This past week proved that perception is oh, so wrong. On Sunday, July 13 Orbital Sciences Corporation’s (Orbital ) Antares booster thundered out of Earth’s atmosphere on a pillar […]

  • SS Janice Voss Cygnus arrives at International Space Station

    SpaceFlight InsiderJuly 17th, 2014

    After lifting off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Sunday July 13, an Orbital Sciences Corp., Cygnus spacecraft, dubbed the ‘SS Janice Voss’, was successfully berthed to the International Space Station (ISS) Wednesday July 16 at approximately 8:36 am EDT (1236 GMT).  The unmanned vehicle was grappled by the station’s robotic arm at 6:36 am EDT (1036 […]

  • Flawless: Antares sends ‘Janice Voss’ Cygnus spacecraft with cargo for ISS to orbit

    Britt RawcliffeJuly 13th, 2014

    WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, Va – After a series of delays over the past few months, an Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket with the SS Janice Voss Cygnus spacecraft lifted off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at Wallops Island, Virginia this afternoon at 12:52pm EDT (1652 GMT). Launching from Pad 0-A, the ORB-2 mission will deliver cargo and experiments […]

  • Poor weather causes 24 delay for Orbital Sciences’ Orb-2 flight

    Jason RhianJuly 11th, 2014

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va — Severe weather in and around NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia has caused the launch of an Orbital Sciences Corporation’s (Orbital) to be delayed 24 hours. The launch is now set to occur no earlier than 12:52 p.m. EDT (1852 GMT) from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A on July 13. The mission […]

  • After delays, Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket set to launch

    Britt RawcliffeJuly 11th, 2014

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va –After being postponed several times due to circumstances involving SpaceX’s CRS-3 payload being temporarily grounded, as well as an AJ-26 engine failure and severe weather, Orbital Sciences Corporation’s (Orbital) Antares booster and Cygnus spacecraft are ready for flight. The ORB-2 mission will launch this weekend from Pad 0-A out of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport […]

  • Orbital’s Antares launch slips to July 12 due to severe thunderstorms

    Britt RawcliffeJuly 9th, 2014

    Another unfortunate set back has delayed the anticipated Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares launch this Friday but this time it is the weather. Due to severe thunderstorms in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) area last night, the scheduled rollout of the rocket was cancelled. The new targeted launch date for the ORB-2 mission to the International […]

  • Orbital Sciences Corporation’s ORB-2 launch delayed

    Jason RhianJune 24th, 2014

    Dulles, Virginia-based Orbital Sciences Corporation has been forced to delay the launch of the Commercial Resupply Services 2 (Orb-2) flight to no-earlier-than July 10. Liftoff had been slated to occur in just a week’s time on July 1. This mission will be the selected under NASA’s CRS program to fly eight resupply missions to the […]

  • Third delay for Antares causes launch to slip to no-earlier-than July 1

    Britt RawcliffeJune 10th, 2014

    With just 8 days from the Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket launch, NASA and Orbital have decided to postpone the launch until no earlier than (NET) July 1. The slip is due to an overabundance of caution concerning the Aerojet Rocketdyne AJ-26 rocket engine that failed in an earlier test last month at NASA’s Stennis Space […]

  • Another delay pushes Antares launch to June 17

    Britt RawcliffeJune 3rd, 2014

    First postponed due to another delay that set back SpaceX’s CRS-3 launch at Cape Canaveral, NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation has announced yet another for their upcoming Antares ORB-2 launch. This time, the delay comes from a failed test of the AJ-26 Aerojet Rocketdyne engine. The rocket, first set to launch from Pad 0A out […]

  • ORB-2 on track for May 6 launch, but may be delayed

    Britt RawcliffeApril 11th, 2014

    With just a little less than a month to go before Orbital Sciences Corporation’s ORB-2 resupply mission takes to the skies, the launch may still be pushed back due to delays with SpaceX’s own resupply mission. Although Orbital’s Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft have the green light to proceed, the May 6 scheduled launch date […]

  • Cygnus cargo spacecraft readies for launch

    NASAApril 5th, 2014

    Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., mated the Cygnus Service Module to the Pressurized Cargo Module Friday, April 4, in Bldg. H-100, payload processing facility, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Va. The Service Module for the Orb-2 mission, which will deliver approximately 1,650 kg of supplies to the International Space Station (ISS), arrived at NASA’s […]

  • Launch of Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus on CRS-2 mission delayed

    Jason RhianMarch 19th, 2014

    Orbital Sciences Corporation announced today that the next planned launch of its successful Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft duo – will have to wait a few more days before taking to the skies. Orbital has now scheduled liftoff to take place on May 6, 2014 at 3:44 p.m. EDT (19:44 UTC). The launch site is NASA’s […]