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Cygnus cargo spacecraft berths at the ISS
14 January, 2014
A rendezvous with the International Space Station has been successfully completed by the Cygnus cargo logistics spacecraft
NASA Sounding Rocket Contract For Orbital Sciences
02 August, 2010
New Contract expected to result in employment for 150 people at the Wallops Flight Facility
NASA Satellites To Be Launched Aboard Orbital Sciences Rockets
05 July, 2010
Pegasus and Taurus small rockets from Orbital Sciences selected by NASA to launch IRIS and OCO-2 satellites into orbit
Two Years Of Faultless Operation From Fermi Space Telescope
21 June, 2010
The Fermi gamma-ray space telescope launched by Orbital Sciences two years ago is continuing to supply continuous scientific data into the third year of its mission
Orbital Test Flies New Two-Stage Booster For Missile Defense Agency
09 June, 2010
Booster verification flight testing has been completed at Vandenberg Air Force Base for the two-stage version of Orbital Sciences’ Orbital Boost Vehicle which will be used on the ground based mid-course defence system
Azerbaijan To Take First Commercial Communications Satellite from Orbital
03 June, 2010
Based on STAR-2, the first communications satellite to be deployed by Azerbaijan will significantly improve the communications infrastructure of the country
Prototype Spacecraft Research Contract
03 May, 2010
The US Navy has contracted Orbital Sciences to conduct research and analysis on prototype space craft and airborne systems
Minotaur IV Rocket Successfully Launched For US Air Force
29 April, 2010
Orbital Sciences’ rocket based on the Peacekeeper rocket motor takes its inaugural flight following suborbital launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base
Air Force Minotaur IV Rocket Prepares for Launch
21 April, 2010
Peacekeeper rocket motors from Orbital to boost Minotaur IV in support of DARPA’s Hypersonic Technology Vehicle-2 mission
Orbital Acquires Satellite Manufacturing Division of General Dynamics
05 April, 2010
Satellite specialists adds technical skills to its staff with the acquisition of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
Orbital Agrees to Acquire General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
08 March, 2010
Defence and Advanced Scientific Satellite manufacturer reaches agreement on purchase of satellite division of General Dynamics, adding to the company’s capabilities in the defence and weather satellite markets
AJ26 Pathfinder Launch Engine Test To Begin at Stennis Space Centre
26 February, 2010
Orbital and Aerojet are beginning testing of the AJ26 liquid fuelled rocket engine to be used as the first stage propulsion unit for the Taurus II launch vehicle
Intelsat 16 satellite successfully launches to begin in-orbit testing
15 February, 2010
Orbital Sciences built Intelsat communications satellite lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Central Kazakhstan aboard an ILS Proton rocket launcher
Commercial communication satellite for mobile broadband
28 December, 2009
Orbital and Thales will be working on a geosynchronous satellite for mobile communications for OverHorizon based on new contract for delivery in 2012
HYLAS 2 satellite to be supplied to Avanti Communications
23 December, 2009
Avanti order geosynchronous communication satellite from Orbital for high speed commercial data delivery from 2012
Orbital to build the Intelsat 23 communication satellite
21 December, 2009
Latest STAR satellite ordered by Intelsat to become the 10th such orbiting spacecraft built by Orbital Sciences
DARPA engages Orbital Sciences on the System F6 satellite project
21 December, 2009
Contract for the development of Fractionated Spacecraft Architecture to be used on the System F6 spacecraft goes to Orbital Sciences
Motor for Taurus II program completes successful ground test
14 December, 2009
The Castor 30 solid fuel motor from ATK for use in Orbital Sciences’ Taurus II launch vehicle has been test fired in a vacuum chamber at the AEDC as part of the preparations for the first launch using this motor scheduled for 2011
Intelsat 15 satellite successfully launches from Baikonur
03 December, 2009
The Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan saw the lift-off of the Obital Sciences built Intelsat 15 communications satellite on Monday
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