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Showing posts with label Orbital ATK-built Cygnus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Orbital ATK-built Cygnus. Show all posts

Monday, November 12, 2018

Set your alarm: Rocket launch to be visible over East Coast before dawn Thursday


Set your alarm: Rocket launch to be visible over East Coast before dawn Thursday


Article Excerpt: "... A few minutes after launch on Thursday, people across the mid-Atlantic will be able to see the International Space Station pass overhead. It will shine bright as it moves across the sky shortly after 5:06 a.m. EST. ..."


Reference: www.accuweather.com

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Antares rocket launch kicks off space station’s next commercial cargo delivery


Antares rocket launch kicks off space station’s next commercial cargo delivery


Article Excerpt: "...The two-stage launcher ignited its two Russian-made RD-181 main engines at 4:44:06 a.m. EDT (0844:06 GMT) Monday, and the Antares rocket lifted off a few seconds later from pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Virginia’s Eastern Shore ..."


Reference: spaceflightnow.com

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Antares rocket rolls to Virginia launch pad, liftoff delayed to Monday


Antares rocket rolls to Virginia launch pad, liftoff delayed to Monday


Article Excerpt: "... Orbital ATK transferred an Antares rocket and Cygnus supply ship to their launch pad on Virginia’s Eastern Shore late Thursday for a liftoff now targeted for Monday with more than 7,200 pounds of cargo heading for the International Space Station ..."


Reference: spaceflightnow.com

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Orbital ATK Aborts Rocket Launch to Space Station Due to Wayward Plane


Orbital ATK Aborts Rocket Launch to Space Station Due to Wayward Plane


Article Excerpt: "... one minute away from liftoff when flight controllers abruptly aborted the launch at 7:36 a.m. EST (1236 GMT), when the aircraft entered the restricted area. With the five-minute launch window closed for the day, Orbital ATK rescheduled ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Friday, November 10, 2017

Space station cargo ship prepped for flight


Space station cargo ship prepped for flight


Article Excerpt: "...Orbital ATK engineers are readying an upgraded Antares rocket for a sub-freezing launch from the Virginia coast early Saturday to boost a Cygnus cargo ship into orbit loaded with 7,400 pounds of equipment and supplies bound for the International Space Station ..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Private Cygnus Spacecraft Blasts Off with NASA Cargo in Stunning Night Launch


Private Cygnus Spacecraft Blasts Off with NASA Cargo in Stunning Night Launch


Article Excerpt: "... a mission to deliver a record-breaking load of NASA experiments and gear to the International Space Station. The Orbital ATK-built Cygnus blasted off atop an Atlas V rocket at 11:05 p.m. EDT (0305 GMT) in a smooth liftoff under the light of a nearly-full moon from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station here ..."


Reference: www.space.com