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Joseph Bushman: Orbital Sciences’ Carbon-Monitoring Satellite Joins ‘A-Train’ Constellation

An Orbital Sciences-built carbon tracker spacecraft has arrived at its final orbital position in the Afternoon Constellation, which comprises of multiple satellites designed to collect environmental data worldwide. NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 completed nine orbit-raising maneuvers before reaching  an operational orbit at the A-Train head that is located approximately 438 …

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David Williams: Avanti Picks Orbital Sciences Satellite for EMEA Region Coverage

Orbital Sciences has received a contract to manufacture a HYLAS 4 satellite for Avanti Communications Group, which seeks to connect customers in existing and new markets to Ka-band broadband communications services. Orbital Sciences said Tuesday HYLAS 4 is based on its GEOStar-3 platform, will have a capacity of up to 28 gigahertz and feature 66 fixed and four …

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Orbital Sciences-Built Cygnus Spacecraft Transports Supplies, Equipment to Int’l Space Station

Orbital Sciences‘ Cygnus cargo spacecraft has delivered science, supplies and spacewalking payloads to the International Space Station under a $1.9 billion NASA resupply services contract. SS Janice Voss was launched aboard an Orbital Sciences-built rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia and the Expedition 40 crew received the nearly …

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David Thompson: Orbital Sciences Seeks to Extend Launch Partnership With Skybox Imaging

Orbital Sciences will launch Skybox Imaging’s imaging and spacecraft into space in late 2015 under a contract of an undisclosed value. The commercial Minotaur-C space launch vehicle will be used to transport six Skybox spacecraft into low-Earth orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Orbital said Thursday. Orbital’s small-class launch vehicles unit …

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Orbital Sciences Spacecraft On Its Way to Intl Space Station; Charles Bolden Comments

An Orbital Sciences cargo spacecraft launched from NASA‘s Wallop’s Flight Facility in Virginia Thursday to carry supplies to the International Space Station. An Antares rocket lifted off from Wallops and will transport 2,780 pounds of load including science experiments, crew supplies and spare parts to the ISS, NASA said Thursday. The mission is …

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