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  • Northrop Preps Antares Rocket for ISS Resupply Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Preps Antares Rocket for ISS Resupply Mission

    A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is now positioned at the launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia for a scheduled launch Thursday, Spaceflight Now reported Tuesday. The launch vehicle will carry the company's Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station for a resupply mission. Cygnus will deliver food supplies, crew provisions and multiple payloads to […] More

  • Northrop Names Cygnus Resupply Spacecraft After Former Navy Officer John Young - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Names Cygnus Resupply Spacecraft After Former Navy Officer John Young

    Northrop Grumman has announced that its automated cargo spacecraft slated to be deployed to the International Space Station will be named after former U.S. Navy officer and NASA astronaut John Young. The Cygnus spacecraft will be launched aboard Northrop's Antares rocket on Nov. 15 from Pad-0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport located at NASA's Wallops Flight […] More

  • Northrop Eyes Nov. 15 Launch for 10th Space Station Cargo Resupply Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Eyes Nov. 15 Launch for 10th Space Station Cargo Resupply Mission

    Northrop Grumman plans to launch no earlier than Nov. 15 its Cygnus spacecraft to bring scientific experiments, equipment and supplies to the International Space Station. Cygnus will take off aboard Northrop's Antares rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia as part of the company's 10th cargo resupply services mission, the space agency said Thursday. Some of […] More

  • Northrop's Cygnus Completes 9th Space Station Cargo Resupply Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop's Cygnus Completes 9th Space Station Cargo Resupply Mission

    Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere on Monday after it brought approximately 7,400 pounds of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station and performed secondary space missions. The re-entry of the space vehicle, dubbed S.S. J.R. Thompson, marked the conclusion of the company's ninth cargo delivery mission to the orbiting laboratory under the Commercial Resupply […] More

  • Northrop's Cygnus Leaves Space Station to Perform CubeSat Deployment Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop's Cygnus Leaves Space Station to Perform CubeSat Deployment Mission

    Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft left the International Space Station on Friday to deploy six CubeSats into orbit. The company said Sunday the spacecraft, also known as S.S. J.R. Thompson, will use the NanoRacks deployer to field AeroCube 12A and 12B satellites from Aerospace Corp. and four other CubeSats that will join Spire Global's constellation of weather satellites to […] More

  • Orbital ATK's Cygnus Spacecraft Reaches ISS for 9th Cargo Resupply Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK’s Cygnus Spacecraft Reaches ISS for 9th Cargo Resupply Mission

    An Orbital ATK spacecraft has completed berthing maneuvers with the International Space Station as part of the company’s ninth resupply mission with NASA. The company said Thursday the Cygnus spacecraft dubbed “S.S. J.R. Thompson” carried 7,400 pounds of cargo consisting of supplies and experiments to ISS. The spacecraft launched Monday from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia aboard an Antares rocket. ISS crew secured the […] More

  • Orbital ATK's Cygnus Spacecraft Conducts 9th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK's Cygnus Spacecraft Conducts 9th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission

    An Orbital ATK spacecraft took off Monday aboard the company’s Antares rocket to deliver approximately 7,400 pounds of experiments and crew supplies to the International Space Station. The launch of the Orbital ATK-built Cygnus spacecraft designated S.S. J.R. Thompson from NASA‘s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia serves as the company's ninth cargo delivery mission to the orbiting laboratory under the […] More

  • Orbital ATK Sets May 20 for 9th ISS Resupply Mission Launch - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK Sets May 20 for 9th ISS Resupply Mission Launch

    Orbital ATK has set May 20 as target date to launch its ninth cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station as part of the company’s Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. The space agency said Monday Orbital ATK moved Cygnus from a payload processing facility to a spacecraft fueling facility Monday at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. After […] More

  • Orbital ATK to Unveil In-Orbit Robotic Servicing Platform at Satellite 2018 Conference - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK to Unveil In-Orbit Robotic Servicing Platform at Satellite 2018 Conference

    Orbital ATK will launch its in-orbit satellite servicing platform on March 13 at the four-day Satellite 2018 conference and exhibition slated to kick off Monday in Washington, D.C. David Thompson, Orbital ATK president and CEO, will join Tom Wilson, president of SpaceLogistics, to introduce the robotic servicing system – Mission Extension Vehicle ““ at the event, […] More

  • Orbital ATK to Perform 2 ISS Cargo Resupply Missions for NASA in 2018 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK to Perform 2 ISS Cargo Resupply Missions for NASA in 2018

    Orbital ATK plans to use its Cygnus spacecraft to perform two cargo delivery missions this year to the International Space Station under the first Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA, NASASpaceflight.com reported Friday. The ninth ISS cargo supply mission, dubbed OA-9, is set to take off in May aboard the Orbital ATK-built Antares rocket from […] More

  • Orbital ATK-Built Cygnus Spacecraft Completes 8th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK-Built Cygnus Spacecraft Completes 8th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission

    An Orbital ATK-built Cygnus spacecraft re-entered Earth’s atmosphere Monday at 7:54 a.m. Eastern time after it delivered approximately 7,400 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station and completed secondary space missions. The re-entry of the spacecraft, also known as S. S. Gene Cernan, marked the conclusion of Orbital ATK’s eighth ISS cargo supply mission under its Commercial Resupply […] More

  • Orbital ATK-Built Cygnus Spacecraft to Leave ISS, Conduct Secondary Missions - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK-Built Cygnus Spacecraft to Leave ISS, Conduct Secondary Missions

    An Orbital ATK-built spacecraft is scheduled to depart the International Space Station on Wednesday after a cargo delivery effort to perform secondary missions. NASA said Friday Cygnus will be detached from ISS’ Unity module with the Canadarm2 robotic arm, then the vehicle will be maneuvered over the Harmony module to collect data that will support future rendezvous and docking […] More

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