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Antares delayed, possible timeframe covers August 2016

It seems that Orbital ATK would like to prepare as best as possible first launch of their heaviest rocket Antares. After almost two years break launch of their heaviest rocket will be probably delayed. Upgrading Antares with new engines was one of most important plans of Orbital ATK for 2016. After disaster on 28 October 2014, when…
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Antares after static test-Orbital ATK prepares for resuming flights

On May 31, 2016, first stage of Orbital ATK Antares rocket passed static fire test of first stage. Test was performed in NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. This was first time for Antares to visit Wallops Island in Virginia since disaster on 28 October 2014. Rocket was delivered to Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad 0A which is placed…
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Antares static test fire maybe next week !

Orbital ATK is still continuing development of their in house designed launch vehicle - Antares rocket; Company is considering July 2016 as most possible date for first launch since disaster in 2014. Antares failed launch which took place on 28 October 2014 in Wallops Flight Facility did not stopped participation of Orbital ATK in Commercial Resupply Service…
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Antares already in first half of 2016

Good news from Orbital ATK - their Antares rocket should be ready for OA-5 mission of Cygnus cargo spacecraft scheduled for 31st May 2016. Antares rocket remains official competitor of Falcon-9 in commercial resupply missions under CRS agreement between NASA, Orbital ATK and SpaceX. After last failed launch, performed on 28 October 2014 from Wallops Flight Facility, in…
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Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft launched by Antares 

On 21st May, ATK Antares rocket launched a Cygnus cargo spacecraft to ISS (International Space Station). The launch was successful. The Cygnus spacecraft has been named as S.S. J.R. Thompson. This name has been given by Orbital ATK. The late company executive inspires the name. The spacecraft is said to have carried more than three…
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Cygnus cargo spacecraft launched by Antares to ISS

On 21st May, a Cygnus cargo spacecraft was launched by an Orbital ATK Antares rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) with an objective, which might be the swan song for the organization as an independent team. The launch program takes five minutes and gets completed when Antares get lifted from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport,…
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Antares 230 • Cygnus OA-9

One from Orbital ATK in-house missions under CRS-1 contract. Antares 230 rocket with two new RD-181 engines and larger Castor 30XL second stage. Rocket will deliver Cygnus robotic cargo spacecraft with supplies for international Space Station. Orbital will utilize during this mission enhanced version of Cygnus able to deliver up to 3200 kg of payload…
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Antares 230 • Cygnus OA-8

First in 2017 and second after two years break mission of Cygnus spacecraft with Antares 230 as launch vehicle. Again Cygnus robotic spacecraft will deliver to International Space Station almost 4800 kg of payload including hardware, scientific experiments and food for crew members.
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Antares • Cygnus OA-5

Orbital ATK will launch in maiden flight upgraded Antares rocket with robotic resupply Cygnus spaceship on atop. It is sixth mission of Cygnus under CRS program covering resupply missions to International Space Station. Antares rocket will be launched in 230 configuration. It will be equipped in second version of the first stage, third version of second stage…
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