Tag Archives: Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport

Orbital ATK Tests Antares Rocket’s Updated First Stage Propulsion System

Orbital ATK has performed a hot-fire test on the updated first stage propulsion system of the Antares rocket with RD-181 main engines at Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. NASA said Wednesday the test sought to assess the performance of the integrated first stage — including new engines, modified Stage 1 core, avionics, thrust vector control and pad fueling systems — in …

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Orbital ATK to Subject Updated Antares Rocket to Initial Engine Test; Kurt Eberly Comments

Orbital ATK moved an updated version of the Antares rocket to Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport launch pad Thursday in preparation for the rocket’s first hot-fire engine test, Universe Today reported Monday. Ken Kremer writes Kurt Eberly, deputy program manager for Antares at Orbital ATK, said in an interview that the initial …

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