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Aircraft overhead forces Orbital to cancel cargo launch

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:58 AM

(UPDATED) The unmanned, barrel-shaped Cygnus is packed with food, supplies, and equipment for the 6 astronauts at the International Space Station

SET FOR LAUNCH. The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is seen on launch Pad-0A, Friday, November 10, 2017 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA/AFP

First launch for Orbital's Antares rocket since '14 blast

Oct 18, 2016 - 8:19 AM

UPDATED The unmanned Cygnus cargo ship launches packed with some 5 100 pounds 2 300 kilograms of gear bound for the station s astronauts living in orbit

Liftoff of OA-5 rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia, October 17, 2016. Credit: NASA TV

Orbital blames rocket engine failure for launchpad blast

Nov 06, 2014 - 9:30 AM

The company vows to speed up an upgrade of the Antares medium class launcher s main propulsion system

ACCIDENTAL EXPLOSION. This still image from NASA video shows an Orbital Sciences Corporation unmanned spacecraft exploding October 28, 2014 at Wallops Island, Virginia, 6 seconds after launch on a resupply mission to the International Space Station. AFP photo/NASA

Decades-old Soviet engines powered US rocket that exploded

Oct 30, 2014 - 8:44 AM

The Ukrainian designed AJ 26 engines date back to the 1960s and 1970s and Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento California has a stockpile that it refurbishes for Orbital Sciences

ACCIDENTAL EXPLOSION. This still image from NASA video shows an Orbital Sciences Corporation unmanned spacecraft exploding October 28, 2014 at Wallops Island, Virginia, 6 seconds after launch on a resupply mission to the International Space Station. AFP photo/NASA

Orbital rocket explodes after launch

Oct 29, 2014 - 7:16 AM

UPDATED The accident occurred shortly after lift off on a resupply mission to the International Space Station No one was hurt in the explosion

Space weather delays Orbital cargo launch to Thursday

Jan 08, 2014 - 11:17 PM

Delay was due to what NASA described as the first significant solar flare of the year causing increased levels of space radiation that might have damaged the spacecraft s electronics

DOCKED. The Cygnus commercial resupply craft is installed by the Canadarm2 to the Harmony node. Photo courtesy NASA TV

Cygnus arrival at ISS delayed by at least 2 days: NASA

Sep 22, 2013 - 11:44 PM

The unmanned Cygnus cargo vessel has been delayed by at least 48 hours due to a software problem

LIFTOFF. The Antares rocket clears the launch pad on its way to orbit. NASA/Bill Ingalls

Orbital Sciences launches Antares rocket

Apr 22, 2013 - 8:11 AM

With the launch a success Orbital Sciences now plans a demonstration run to the ISS with the Cygnus capsule in 3 months followed by its first delivery mission

LIFTOFF. The Antares rocket clears the launch pad on its way to orbit. NASA/Bill Ingalls