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Cargo ship-turned-research lab ends mission with re-entry

November 28, 2016

In the week since it departed the International Space Station to wrap up a successful cargo delivery mission, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus supply ship hosted a combustion research experiment, deployed four small satellites for a San Francisco-based startup, then descended into Earth’s atmosphere Sunday for a destructive re-entry.

Cygnus cargo freighter leaves station, but its mission is not over

November 21, 2016

A commercial Cygnus supply ship left the International Space Station on Monday after delivering more than 5,000 pounds of cargo and experiments, ready to start a week of standalone operations to include a groundbreaking microgravity fire experiment and deployment of four commercial weather-monitoring CubeSats in orbit.

Cygnus cargo craft snared by station’s robot arm

October 23, 2016

The International Space Station received more than 2.5 tons of fresh supplies and experiments Sunday with the arrival of a commercial Cygnus cargo vessel after an automated laser-guided rendezvous.

Photos: Antares rocket lights up eastern shore of Virginia

October 22, 2016

Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket returned to flight Oct. 17 with a successful evening launch from Virginia’s Eastern Shore, a beacon visible for hundreds of miles along the U.S. East Coast as the 13-story rocket set course for a cargo delivery to the International Space Station.

Video: Antares post-launch news conference

October 18, 2016

This is the post-launch news briefing from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility held after the successful return to flight by the Orbital ATK Antares rocket that delivered the Cygnus cargo ship into space.

Cargo manifest for the OA-5 station resupply mission

October 17, 2016

The sixth commercial cargo delivery by Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft, and the first using an Antares rocket since a launch failure in 2014, will carry more than 5,000 pounds of equipment to the International Space Station.

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