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Video: Antares rocket explodes

October 28, 2014

The moment an Orbital Sciences Antares rocket exploded moments after lifting off carrying a Cygnus cargo craft bound for the International space Station.

Errant boat scrubs Antares launch from Virginia

October 27, 2014

Officials scrubbed the launch of an Antares rocket with fresh supplies for the International Space Station after a boat sailed into restricted waters off Virginia’s Eastern Shore, violating safety rules for a widely-anticipated launch that was expected to be visible to millions along the U.S. East Coast.

Antares rocket’s enhanced upper stage debuts Tuesday

October 27, 2014

An upgraded Castor 30XL upper stage motor will provide the Antares rocket with an extra boost during launch with supplies and experiments for the International Space Station, a critical upgrade Orbital Sciences says will ensure it meets contractual cargo delivery requirements.

Antares/Orb-3 launch timeline

October 27, 2014

Follow the key events of the Antares rocket’s ascent into orbit from launch pad 0A at Wallops Island, Va., carrying a Cygnus supply ship with cargo for the International Space Station. T+0:00:00: Main Engine Ignition T+0:00:02.1: Liftoff T+0:03:54: Main Engine Cutoff T+0:04:00: Stage Separation T+0:04:29: Fairing Jettison T+0:04:34: Interstage Jettison T+0:04:41: Second Stage Ignition T+0:07:27: Second Stage Burnout T+0:09:27: Cygnus Separation

Science-laden Cygnus spaceship ready for takeoff

October 26, 2014

A commercial Cygnus supply freighter will transport a motley mix of experiments to the International Space Station, helping scientists engaged in a range of research disciplines from studying the birth of the solar system to helping astronauts survive marathon missions in space.

Rocket launch could dazzle U.S. East Coast

October 26, 2014

Skywatchers along the U.S. East Coast have a chance of getting a unique light show from Monday evening’s launch of an Antares rocket from Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

Antares rocket moved to launch pad in Virginia

October 25, 2014

Ground crews transferred an Antares rocket out of an assembly building to a launch pad on Virginia’s Eastern Shore in a major step before liftoff on Orbital Sciences’ third flight to resupply the International Space Station.

Orbital Sciences cleared for final Antares launch preps

October 22, 2014

Orbital Sciences Corp. is set to launch its next commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station on Monday after inspections revealed a rocket tracking station in Bermuda weathered a direct hit from Hurricane Gonzalo last week.

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