After Failure, Orbital Orders Atlas 5 To Bridge Gap Between Old and New Antares

December 9, 2014 11:55 PM

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WASHINGTON — Orbital Sciences Corp. will buy at least one Atlas 5 rocket from United Launch Alliance to resume cargo deliveries to the international space station for NASA in the fourth quarter of 2015 while it works to return its Antares rocket to flight after an October failure, Orbital said in a Dec. 9 press release.

Dulles, Virginia-based Orbital has contracted for one Atlas 5 launch of its Cygnus space capsule next year, with an option for a second Atlas 5 launch for 2016 “if needed,” the press release said. The missions would launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

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