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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