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In case you missed it - Cygnus launches toward the Space Station

Relive this morning's launch of the Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus spacecraft into orbit. Antares launched at 4:44am EDT from Wallops Island, Virginia carrying 7,385lbs (3,350kg) of supplies into orbit around the Earth. Cygnus is named after J.R. Thompson, a leader in the aerospace industry, and is expected to arrive at the Space Station on May 24th. Cygnus is being launched under a Commercial Resupply Service contract with NASA to send supplies and experiments to the International Space Station. #Cygnus #OrbitalATK #NASA #Antares

Orbital ATK's OA-9 Mission to take place early tomorrow morning

At 4:39am EDT tomorrow, Orbital ATK will launch their Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The launch was previously targeted for today, but was moved for "further pre-launch inspections and more favorable launch conditions" according to Orbital ATK. Orbital ATK launches Cygnus under NASA's CRS (Commerical Resupply Services) contract to send supplies and experiments to the International Space Station. Cygnus is loaded with 7,385lbs (3,350 Kilograms) of Science Experiments, Food, Clothes, and other various supplies. Cygnus will also deliver an experiment from the Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL), which will cr

SpaceX successfully delivers Bangladesh's first satellite into orbit on a brand new Falcon 9 des

After an abort yesterday due to a ground system issue, SpaceX's brand new Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket ignited and ascended into the sky. The Falcon 9 lifted off from SpaceX's Launch Complex 39a (LC-39a) with Bangladesh's first satellite inside the payload fairing at 4:14pm EDT. This satellite was the very first of many to launch on SpaceX's new Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket. This new and final variant version of the Falcon 9 will help aid in the goal of rapid reusability that will be capable of 10 or more re-flights with minimal refurbishment. The new rocket features retractable landing legs, titanium grid fins, and thermal protection on the interstage and landing legs. The first stage successfully la

Bangladesh to launch their first satellite on a new Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX's new Falcon 9 rocket is vertical at Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) for today's launch of Bangladesh's first satellite, Bangabandhu-1. The launch is targeted for 4:42pm EDT with a backup time tomorrow at 4:14pm EDT. Bangabandhu-1 will be delivered into a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) approximately 33 minutes after liftoff. This satellite is the very first of many to launch on SpaceX's new Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket. This new and final variant version of the Falcon 9 will help aid in the goal of rapid reusability that will be capable of 10 or more re-flights with minimal refurbishment. The new rocket features retractable landing legs, titanium grid fins, and thermal protection on the in

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