Antares and The Future on This Week @ NASA

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Published on Apr 22, 2013

Now that the Antares rocket and its simulated Cygnus spacecraft have successfully test-launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Flight Facility, program managers at NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation are looking ahead to the cargo delivery system’s next milestone. This Antares test flight, dubbed the A-ONE mission, is the first of two for Orbital scheduled in 2013 under NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) Program. In addition, the company is also scheduled to launch the first of eight operational cargo resupply missions to the ISS in 2013 under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA. Also, Orion’s Progress , Gathering for Impact!, Three More Planets for Kepler , Station Spacewalk, Moonbuggy Preps, Hubble’s Infrared Horsehead and more!

Successful Launch for Antares

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Published on Apr 21, 2013

Orbital Sciences Antares rocket successfully launched at 5 p.m., Sunday,
April 21 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad 0A at NASA’s
Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. All system nominal. The Antares launch vehicle made its maiden flight Sunday, launching from Pad 0A at the Wallops Flight Facility, Va. at 5 p.m. Eastern time on a test flight that served as the precursor for a demonstration flight of its Cygnus resupply ship to the International Space Station later this year. Antares will be delivering a mass simulator payload to orbit 10 minutes after launch designed to mimic the Cygnus spacecraft’s weight and characteristics.

Wallops in The Spotlight

Published on Apr 16, 2013

In advance of the test flight of Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, the agency hosted a media briefing to discuss activities at Wallops, Orbital’s scheduled plans under NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services Contract and Commercial Resupply Services initiatives and the new Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A.

 

NASA Briefs Media on Antares Launch Status

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Published on Apr 16, 2013

NASA hosted a press briefing on April 16 to discuss the launch of Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket on a demonstration flight from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A at Wallops Flight Facility . The Antares test flight is the first of two scheduled missions this year for Orbital under NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) Program. This mission will demonstrate the Antares launch system and deliver a simulated Cygnus cargo craft to orbit. The real Cygnus is designed to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. Launch opportunities are available April 17-21.