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  • Robyn Gatens: Orbital ATK's Next Cargo Mission to Space Station Rescheduled for April - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 back the launch no sooner than mid-April. […] More

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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 at the space station in […] More

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    Orbital ATK’s Cygnus OA-5 Spacecraft Leaves ISS to Start Secondary Missions

    An Orbital ATK-built Cygnus spacecraft has departed from the International Space Station after a commercial resupply mission to start two secondary mission objectives. The S.S. Alan Poindexter spacecraft will launch the Spacecraft Fire Experiment-II to help study the behavior of fires in microgravity, then deploy CubeSats into orbit to support weather forecasting, Orbital ATK said Monday. The space vehicle […] More

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    Orbital ATK's Cygnus Concludes 5th ISS Cargo Delivery Mission

    Orbital ATK“˜s Cygnus spacecraft re-entered Earth's atmosphere Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time after it performed three in-orbit scientific missions and delivered approximately 7,900 pounds of scientific experiments and crew supplies to the International Space Station. The atmospheric re-entry of the space vehicle, also known as S.S. Rick Husband, loaded with 4,087 pounds of items for disposal marks the company's […] More

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