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  • Vector to Perform Orbital Launches at Virginia Space Launch Site - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Vector to Perform Orbital Launches at Virginia Space Launch Site

    Tucson, Arizona-based nanosatellite launch firm Vector will perform three orbital launches from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island in Virginia over the next two years under an agreement with the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority. The deal with Virginia Space includes an option for Vector to conduct five additional orbital launches at MARS, Virginia […] More

  • Orbital ATK Tests Antares Rocket's Updated First Stage Propulsion System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 an operational environment. The Antares engineering […] More

  • Orbital ATK to Subject Updated Antares Rocket to Initial Engine Test; Kurt Eberly Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 30-second engine test of the […] More

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