Tag: Orbital ATK

Nov 14 2017

Cygnus CRS OA-8 Safely Arrives At The International Space Station

Early this morning (incidentally, at the same time as a planned, but scrubbed, Delta II launch) the Cygnus cargo vehicle SS Gene Cernan, which was launched on Sunday, arrived at the International Space Station and was successfully berthed to the Station This differs from docking in that Cygnus doesn’t attach itself to the Space Station, …

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Nov 13 2017

Cygnus OA-8 Successfully Launches To The International Space Station

On Sunday morning an Orbital ATK  Antares booster launched from pad 0 at Wallops Island, Virginia, carrying the SS Gene Cernan, a Cygnus cargo vehicle carrying 3 tons of supplies, to orbit for a resupply mission to the International Space Station. This mission marks the 8th resupply mission by Orbital ATK under NASA’s Commercial Resupply …

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Nov 01 2017

The Taurus Rocket Returns To Flight, Now Known As The Minotaur-C

Yesterday, October 31st, marked the return to flight of the Taurus booster after having been upgraded and renamed the Minotaur-C. Minotaur-C is one of those rather unique boosters that a vast majority of people know nothing about. In the original Taurus designation, it made 9 flights between 1994 and 2011, 3 of those resulting in …

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Apr 25 2017

Atlas V 360 Degree Launch View – Orbital ATK Cygnus CRS-7

As I mentioned in the previous articles about the Cygnus CRS-7 launch, this launch was one of the recent ones recorded using 360 degree cameras. One of the few “trendy” things I actually like, these allow you a somewhat “like you’re really there” experience without requiring expensive virtual reality gear, and without ruining the video …

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Apr 20 2017

Cygnus CRS OA-7 360 Degree Launch Video

This is the NASA live video of the 360 degree launch of Cygnus CRS OA-7 on Atlas V. Now, this was touted as “the words first 360 degree filmed launch” but that’s not entirely true. United Launch Alliance, the company that produces Atlas V and conducted this launch, has filmed some of their launches using …

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Apr 19 2017

Cygnus CRS OA-7 Mission Launched Successfully On An Atlas V

Yesterday morning an Atlas V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on a mission to resupply the International Space Station. The Cygnus Resupply Vehicle, named the SS John Glenn, is carrying over 3,000 kilograms of cargo to the Space Station as part of Orbital Sciences contract with NASA to provide commercial cargo transportation …

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