28 August 2013
The launch of Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket and a Cygnus spacecraft with non-critical cargo to the International Space Station has been set for 17 September. This is the final milestone for the company’s work under the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program, after which regular cargo supply missions will begin. Orbital’s Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus spacecraft is one of two high-profile missions planned for launch in September from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. The ISS mission will mark the first time Orbital’s Cygnus spacecraft will deliver cargo to the International Space Station. (Image Credit: Orbital Sciences)
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