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  • Orbital ATK's Cygnus Arrives at Space Station for 7th Cargo Resupply Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 Alliance-built Atlas V rocket to mark Orbital ATK's seventh […] More

  • Orbital ATK Launches 7th Cargo Resupply Mission to Space Station - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 V rocket on a mission […] More

  • Orbital ATK Sets April 18 Launch Date for 7th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK Sets April 18 Launch Date for 7th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission

    Orbital ATK is scheduled Tuesday to begin the company’s seventh cargo resupply mission that will transport scientific research, supplies and hardware to the International Space Station for NASA. A company-built Cygnus spacecraft, nicknamed S.S. John Glenn, will launch atop United Launch Alliance‘s Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to deliver more than 7,600 pounds of cargo to […] More

  • 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

  • Orbital ATK Cygnus Concludes 6th Space Station Cargo Resupply Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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

  • Orbital ATK's Cygnus Spacecraft Puts 4 Spire Global CubeSats Into Orbit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK’s Cygnus Spacecraft Puts 4 Spire Global CubeSats Into Orbit

    An Orbital ATK-built Cygnus spacecraft has deployed four small satellites from Spire Global above the International Space Station’s orbit as part of a secondary mission, Space News reported Saturday. Jeff Foust writes the spacecraft, nicknamed S.S. Alan Poindexter, launched four Lemur-2 satellites to help Spire build a constellation of cubesats designed to collect weather and ship tracking data. S.S. Alan […] More

  • Reports: NASA, Orbital ATK to Launch Next ISS Cargo Mission With ULA's Atlas V Rocket - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Reports: NASA, Orbital ATK to Launch Next ISS Cargo Mission With ULA’s Atlas V Rocket

    NASA wants to send an Orbital ATK-built Cygnus cargo ship to the International Space Station in spring 2017 using United Launch Alliance‘s Atlas V rocket, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Andy Pasztor writes NASA’s plan to use the Atlas V for its next ISS cargo delivery mission with Orbital ATK is part of efforts to ensure that ISS crews will have adequate […] More

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