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Orbital Sciences` cargo ship departs International Space Station

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 00:14

Virginia-based Orbital Sciences Corp completed a successful test mission at the International Space Station on Tuesday, clearing the firm to begin regular cargo runs for NASA under a $1.9 billion contract.

Orbital Sciences spacecraft`s docking at ISS delayed to Saturday

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 09:01

A traffic jam at the International Space Station is prompting a second delay in the arrival of a new commercial cargo ship that is making a test run to the orbital outpost.

US launches unmanned Antares rocket to ISS

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 21:42

Orbital Sciences Corp launched the first flight of its unmanned Antares rocket today to the International Space Station, as NASA forges ahead with its plan to privatise US space missions.

Orbital Sciences` new cargo ship ready for debut flight

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 15:31

An unmanned Antares rocket, developed by Orbital Sciences Corp. was poised for launch from Virginia on Wednesday to send a new cargo capsule to the International Space Station.

NASA clears Orbital Sciences for test flight to ISS

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 10:18

NASA on Monday cleared a second commercial company to launch a cargo ship to the International Space Station, with blastoff slated this week from a Virginia spaceport.

US firm`s Antares rocket completes successful test

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013, 10:43

On Sunday, NASA commercial space partner Orbital Sciences Corporation successfully launched its Antares rocket from the new Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A.

SpaceX’s rival Orbital Sciences set to test launch its own rocket

Last Updated: Friday, April 19, 2013, 21:04

An impressive 132-foot high rocket is set for a test launch on Saturday after a technical glitch and bad weather halted its previous two attempts.

Last-minute glitch postpones East Coast rocket test launch

Last Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 09:32

A private US company hired by NASA cancelled its plan to test launch its new Antares rocket intended to be used on supply runs to the International Space Station after a last-minute technical glitch, officials said.

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon to ISS

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 11:14

SpaceX made history as its Falcon 9 rocket rose from its seaside launch pad and pierced the pre-dawn sky.