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Antares rocket sends cargo ship into orbit

Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket today sent a Cygnus cargo spacecraft on the first step of its journey to the International Space Station with 7,400 pounds of supplies and experiments, including a nanosatellite that its backers say will become the first … Continue reading

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Aerospace heavyweights strike $7.8B deal

Northrop Grumman’s purchase of Orbital ATK for $7.8 billion will create a company involved in projects ranging from America’s next stealth bomber and ballistic missile system to the International Space Station and the James Webb Space Telescope. The deal, previewed … Continue reading

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Liftoff sends Cygnus cargo ship into orbit

Today’s launch of a robotic Cygnus cargo craft to the International Space Station was totally successful. But the first-ever live 360-degree video stream of a rocket launch? Not so much. The good news is that more than 7,600 pounds of supplies … Continue reading

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Cygnus cargo ship hooks up to space station

Orbital ATK’s Cygnus commercial cargo ship had a smooth link-up with the International Space Station on March 26, delivering about 7,500 pounds of supplies, equipment, experiments and high-tech gizmos. But a rocket glitch that cropped up while putting the Cygnus into … Continue reading

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Cygnus heads for space station with cool gizmos

Orbital ATK’s commercial Cygnus cargo capsule was lofted into orbit tonight atop an Atlas 5 rocket, carrying an upgraded 3-D printer, a gecko-type gripper, a fire-starting experiment and tons of other supplies to the International Space Station. The launch vehicle made … Continue reading

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Dream Chaser will join NASA’s space cargo fleet

NASA says it will add Sierra Nevada Corp.’s Dream Chaser space glider to its cargo-carrying lineup of robotic spaceships as early as 2019. It’s likely to be the first winged vehicle to fly in orbit for NASA since the space … Continue reading

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Atlas 5 rocket sends cargo ship to space station

After waiting out Florida’s weather for three days, United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 rocket lofted supplies to the International Space Station today for the first time ever. The Atlas rose from its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at … Continue reading

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