SpacRef editor Keith Cowing appeared on Russia Today on 23 April to discuss the recent launch of Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket and the road ahead for space commerce.
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Orbital Sciences Corporation today announced that a premature separation of a launch pad umbilical connection to the Antares upper stage used for data communications halted today's countdown of the Antares test launch at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. Engineers are currently analyzing what occurred to determine what measures will be taken to resolve the issue
On Saturday, Orbital conducted the wet dress rehearsal for the Antares rocket in preparation its Test Flight scheduled for later this week on April 17.
Depending on where you are along the eastern seaboard of the U.S., you might be able to see the flight of the Antares rocket. The downloadable map below shows the projected degrees above the horizon (how high to look) and the path the rocket will fly so that you might be able to glimpse the Antares test flight.
Early this morning, Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) rolled out the first fully integrated Antares(TM) rocket from its assembly building at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) in eastern Virginia in preparation for its inaugural flight that is scheduled for April 17 at approximately 5:00 p.m. (EDT).
Antares AJ26 engine test at Stennis Space Center on 4 APril 2013. These tests are conducted before the engine is shipped to Wallops. The engine tested yesterday will be used on an upcoming CRS mission. Credit: NASA. Larger image.
The Antares rocket is being hoisted inside the assembly building at Wallops Island onto its transporter in preparation for its roll out to the launch pad on Saturday morning. Larger image.
NASA commercial partner Orbital Sciences of Dulles, Va., successfully conducted an engine test of its Antares rocket Friday at the nation's newest launch pad.
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility will provide launch range support for an Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket engine test scheduled for Feb. 22 at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A.
NASA has released a summary report on findings from a panel that investigated the unsuccessful 2011 launch of the agency's Glory spacecraft.
Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), one of the world's leading space technology companies, today announced that has it has commenced Antares launch vehicle operations at the liquid-fuel launch complex at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS).
Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority ("VCSFA") and Dulles, Virginia-based Orbital Sciences Corporation ("Orbital") have reached a new agreement to govern their working relationship and allocation of assets at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport ("MARS").
NASA has modified its NASA Launch Services (NLS) II contract with Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., to add the Antares launch vehicle, formerly known as Taurus II, for future missions.
Group HISPASAT CEO Carlos Espinos and Executive Vice President Mike Larkin of Orbital Sciences Corporation, today signed a contract in Santander, Spain, for the construction of two new satellites, Amazonas 4A and Amazonas 4B. These satellites will be located at orbital position 61o West longitude to enhance the company's presence in the Americas, where HISPASAT is a leader in the dissemination of content in Spanish and Portuguese.
Aerojet, a GenCorpcompany, announced today that its AJ26 engine successfully completed a hot-fire test yesterday at NASA's Stennis Space Center. Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital), Aerojet and NASA monitored the full-duration test in support of the Antares(R) rocket program. This is the eighth AJ26 engine to be tested at Stennis.
The first stage of Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares rocket stands in launch position during pathfinder operations at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. Orbital's Antares launch vehicle will be conducting missions for NASA under its Commercial Orbital Transportation Service Program and Cargo Resupply Services contract.