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Orbital ATK’s Cygnus Spacecraft Lifts Off for 8th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission

Orbital ATK‘s Cygnus spacecraft launched Sunday morning at NASA‘s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia aboard an Antares rocket to bring approximately 7,400 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station. Cygnus lifted off at 7:19 a.m. Eastern time to deliver equipment, supplies and experiments to ISS crew as part of Orbital ATK’s eighth Commercial Resupply Services …

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Orbital ATK-Built Cygnus Spacecraft Departs from ISS to Perform Secondary Payload Missions

An Orbital ATK-built Cygnus spacecraft has departed from the International Space Station to conduct three secondary payload missions as part of its next mission phase. The company said Sunday that the S.S. John Glenn will perform NASA‘s Spacecraft Fire Experiment-III experiment which will monitor the behavior of fires in microgravity. “The experiment will intentionally …

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Orbital ATK’s Cygnus Arrives at Space Station for 7th Cargo Resupply Mission

An Orbital ATK-built Cygnus spacecraft has arrived at the International Space Station to deliver approximately 7,600 pounds of crew supplies, food, clothing, spare parts, scientific experiments and laboratory equipment. The S.S. John Glenn spacecraft reached ISS Saturday and completed berthing procedures days after its April 18 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch …

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Orbital ATK Launches 7th Cargo Resupply Mission to Space Station

Orbital ATK launched a Cygnus spacecraft Tuesday as part of the company’s seventh operational cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station under NASA‘s Commercial Resupply Services-1 contract. The company said Tuesday the spacecraft, nicknamed S.S. John Glenn, lifted off at 11:11 a.m. Eastern time from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas …

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Robyn Gatens: Orbital ATK’s Next Cargo Mission to Space Station Rescheduled for April

NASA has postponed Orbital ATK‘s next cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station to address booster problems on the launch vehicle that will be used to launch a company-built spacecraft, Space News reported Wednesday. Space News’ Jeff Foust quoted Robyn Gatens, deputy director of NASA’s ISS division, as saying the investigation on the booster engine for the Cygnus OA-7 mission will push …

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Orbital ATK Cygnus Concludes 6th Space Station Cargo Resupply Mission

Orbital ATK has concluded its sixth cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station which also marked the company’s return to flight operations at NASA‘s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The company said Monday the Cygnus spacecraft, nicknamed S.S. Alan Poindexter, has completed its re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere as part of the OA-5 mission. Cygnus arrived …

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William Lynn: Partnerships With Israeli Firms Help DRS Field Tech Platforms in Support of US Military

William Lynn, chairman and CEO of DRS Technologies, has said partnerships with Israel-based firms have helped DRS facilitate the integration and deployment of Israel-made technology platforms in the U.S. market in support of the U.S. military. Lynn told Defense News bureau chief Barbara Opall-Rome in an interview published Monday that DRS has …

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