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  • Orbital Sciences readies SS Deke Slayton for resupply run to International Space Station

    Britt RawcliffeOctober 26th, 2014

    After minor delays, Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital) is set to launch one of the company’s Cygnus resupply spacecraft on Monday, Oct. 27 to deliver crew supplies and cargo to the International Space Station’s (ISS) Expedition 40. Monday’s launch is slated for 6:44 p.m. EDT (1844 GMT), providing only a 15 minute launch window at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport […]

  • Report: Orbital to seek new engine for Antares booster

    Jason RhianOctober 25th, 2014

    SpaceFlight Now has posted a report detailing how Dulles, Virginia-based Orbital Sciences Corporation is looking into a new, as yet unnamed, rocket engine for use on the first stage of the firm’s Antares launch vehicle. The article, appearing on Oct. 19, came just slightly more than a week before the company is set to launch its Cygnus spacecraft […]

  • Orbital’s Antares booster moved to Wallops’ Pad-0a in prepartion for Orb-3 launch

    Jason RhianOctober 24th, 2014

    Orbital Sciences Corporation and NASA rolled the Antares booster and Cygnus spacecraft which will carry out the Orb-3 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) out of Wallops’ Horizontal Integration Facility (HIF) at 4:45 p.m. EDT (2045 GMT). The duo were ferried out to NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A in preparation for a launch […]

  • Hurricane threat pushes Antares launch back to Oct. 27

    SpaceFlight InsiderOctober 15th, 2014

    NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital) have decided to postpone the launch of the third operational Cargo Resupply Services (CRS-3) flight to the International Space Station to no-earlier-than Oct. 27 today. Both agencies are closely monitoring Hurricane Gonzalo and will be tracking it as it continues to develop. Last week, the launch date was changed to no […]

  • Antares launch moves to no earlier than Oct. 24

    Britt RawcliffeOctober 7th, 2014

    Earlier today, Orbital Sciences and NASA announced that their ORB-3 Antares/Cygnus launch has been moved to no earlier than (NET) Friday, Oct. 24 with a target liftoff time of 7:52 p.m. EDT (2352 GMT) from Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), located at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. A no-earlier-than (NET) date means that there is still the […]

  • Update: Antares’ AJ-26 engine failure

    Scott JohnsonSeptember 15th, 2014

    BAY ST. LOUIS, MS – On September 12, Spaceflight Insider had the opportunity to tour the Aerojet Rocketdyne facilities (Building 9101) located at NASA’s Stennis Space Center (SSC), in south Mississippi, and speak to Rocketdyne’s SSC General Manager, Mike McDaniel, regarding the May 22 2014 failure of an AJ-26 rocket engine during a test for Orbital […]

  • 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 […]

  • Insider Interview: Recent AHoF inductee Jerry Ross talks NASA and Commercial Crew

    Jason RhianJuly 5th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — During a recent interview that SpaceFlight Insider conducted with this year’s U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Ross, the seven-time space flight veteran and former Chief of the Vehicle Integration Test Office at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Ross recently penned his autobiography dubbed Spacewalker: My […]

  • NASA to launch OCO-2 early this Tuesday from California

    Rae Botsford EndJune 30th, 2014

    Early on Tuesday, July 1, NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) spacecraft should take to the skies atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA ) Delta II rocket to get a better picture of global carbon dioxide levels. Liftoff is currently scheduled to take place at 2:56 a.m. PDT (5:56 a.m. EDT, 0956 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 2 (SLC-2) at […]

  • 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 […]

  • Advertisement: The Space Store unveils new products / website design

    Jason RhianJune 11th, 2014

    The best place to get space-related products on the internet, The Space Store , has unveiled a new look for its website as well as a ton of new science-fiction merchandise. The Colorado-based outlet has carried out these changes in order to better serve customers. The company issued the following news release detailing the company’s efforts […]

  • 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 […]

  • Lockheed wins contract to track space trash

    Josh TallisJune 4th, 2014

    The Department of Defense announced this week it was awarding nearly one billion dollars to build Space Fence, a space surveillance network designed to track and monitor orbital debris. Lockheed Martin Corp. beat out Raytheon for the $915 million contract.