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Orbital ATK plans to launch its Cygnus spacecraft aboard its upgraded Antares 230 rocket in September as part of the company's eighth cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station under NASA‘s Commercial Resupply Services contract, Space News reported Monday. “The launch date on the manifest now is September the 12th,“ Frank Culbertson, president of Orbital ATK's […] More
Frank Culbertson, president of Orbital ATK's space systems group, has said the company expects NASA to decide soon on whether to use its Antares vehicle or the United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket in Cygnus spacecraft's future cargo missions as part of the Commercial Resupply Services 2 contract, Space News reported Tuesday. Jeff Foust writes Culbertson […] More
Orbital ATK has concluded its support services for an Earth observation satellite the company built for NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center to aid the validation and development of satellite and instrument technologies. The company said Thursday NASA has decommissioned the Earth Observing-1 satellite  after a nearly 17-year mission that began in 2000. Orbital ATK supported the EO-1 mission as […] More
Orbital ATK will host students of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) at the company's Dulles, Virginia-based headquarters in support of Higher Orbits' Go For Launch! program, Loudon Now reported Thursday. Higher Orbits, a non-profit organization, will hold its three-day program next month at Orbital ATK's Dulles headquarters for high school students to participate in […] More
The Orbital ATK-built Cygnus spacecraft has arrived at the International Space Station to deliver approximately 5,300 pounds of crew supplies, scientific experiments and laboratory equipment. The S.S. Alan Poindexter space vehicle reached ISS Sunday and completed berthing procedures seven days after it launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to mark Orbital ATK's sixth cargo delivery mission […] More
An Orbital ATK executive has said the company plans to use its Cygnus spacecraft as a basis for a manned habitat that would operate in cislunar space by 2020. Orbital ATK said Wednesday Frank Culbertson, president of space systems group at Orbital ATK, told the House Science subcommittee on space that the initial habitat concept seeks to expand Moon […] More
The Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft launched by NASA Tuesday has arrived at the International Space Station to deliver 7,900 pounds of cargo that includes crew supplies and scientific experiments. S.S. Rick Husband Cygnus‘ arrival marks the company’s fourth berthing with ISS under the space agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract, Orbital ATK said Saturday. “As we accomplish our fifth Cygnus […] More
An Orbital ATK‘s Cygnus spacecraft has departed the NASA‘s International Space Station after a 72-day stay there for astronauts to collect cargo and supplies for science experiments on the ISS. Cygnus unloaded 7,700 pounds of cargo for the OA-4 mission under a Commercial Resupply Services contract position Orbital ATK holds with NASA, the company said Monday. The spacecraft launched […] More
Orbital ATK has shipped to NASA a service module for Cygnus OA-4, the company-built cargo spacecraft planned for a Dec. 3 launch at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The company said Monday that Cygnus will undergo final assembly at KSC before the agency launches the spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket to deliver crew supplies, […] More
Frank DeMauro, Orbital ATK's vice president of human space systems for the civil and defense division of the space systems group, has received the Public Service Medal from NASA. The space agency honored DeMauro's aerospace career and contribution to two commercial resupply missions for the International Space Station, Orbital ATK said Wednesday. Frank Culbertson, president of Orbital […] More
The Orbital Sciences-built Cygnus spacecraft has returned from its voyage to the International Space Station, where the cargo ship delivered 3,669 pounds of supplies for the ISS crew. Cygnus unberthed from the orbiting laboratory Friday after staying 31 days there and reached Earth’s atmosphere Sunday at around 9:15 a.m. Eastern Time, Orbital Sciences said Monday. […] More
Orbital Sciences Corp. has completed its Commercial Orbital Transportation Service demonstration mission to the International Space Station. The project culminated with the reentry of the space technology company's Cygnus cargo shuttle into the Earth's atmosphere at 2:15 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, Orbital said. “With the COTS development phase now successfully completed, we are now turning our […] More
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