When Antares Delivered its Payload to Orbit

April 24, 2013 6:10 PM

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On April 21, Orbital Sciences Corp. saw its Antares rocket take to the skies in a flawless test flight, delivering a test payload to orbit as planned. Today, the private spaceflight company released a striking screen capture from the Antares' onboard camera just as the upper stage rocket separated from the "mass simulator."

NASA has contracted the company to deliver cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of its ongoing commitment to use private launch companies to resupply the orbiting outpost. Orbital Sciences is currently developing the unmanned Cygnus spacecraft that will ultimately be launched atop ...

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