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Stratolaunch teams up (again) with Orbital ATK

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Stratolaunch Systems has renewed its partnership with Orbital ATK on a platform that will make use of the world’s biggest airplane to launch rockets into orbit. Allen started up Stratolaunch five years ago, and since then the venture … 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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Boeing misses out on NASA cargo contract

Boeing says it’s out of the running for NASA’s next contract to deliver cargo to the International Space Station, but it’ll still be sending up cargo as well as astronauts on its CST-100 Starliner spaceship under the terms of different … Continue reading

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