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Cygnus will deliver vital equipment, supplies and scientific experiments to the ISS as part of its
Lift-off of the Antares rocket occurred today at
The launch of Orbital's Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo logistics spacecraft will culminate in rendezvous and berthing with the ISS on
'Today's mission was the fourth successful launch of Antares in the past 15 months and the third deployment of Cygnus in less than a year,' said Mr.
We are very pleased to be a reliable partner with
Under the CRS contract with
Orbital privately developed the Antares launch vehicle to provide low-cost, reliable access to space for medium-class payloads. It is the largest and most complex rocket the company has ever produced. Under the
Together, these products showcase Orbital's ability to apply rigorous engineering approaches and commercial business practices to significantly shorten development timelines and lower operational costs of sophisticated space systems as compared to traditional government-run programs.
The Antares medium-class launch vehicle represents a major increase in the payload launch capability that Orbital can provide to
Orbital's newest launcher has completed three successful missions and is currently on-ramped to both the NASA Launch Services-2 and the
Orbital developed the Cygnus cargo spacecraft as part of its COTS joint research and development initiative with
Orbital develops and manufactures small- and medium-class rockets and space systems for commercial, military and civil government customers. The company's primary products are satellites and launch vehicles, including low-Earth orbit, geosynchronous-Earth orbit and planetary exploration spacecraft for communications, remote sensing, scientific and defense missions; human-rated space systems for Earth-orbit, lunar and other missions; ground- and air-launched rockets that deliver satellites into orbit and missile defense systems that are used as interceptor and target vehicles.
Orbital also provides satellite subsystems and space-related technical services to
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