Cygnus Spaceship Launch Restarts Orbital ATK Cargo Missions for NASA

December 6, 2015 10:44 PM

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Cygnus Spaceship Launch Restarts Orbital ATK Cargo Missions for NASA

With a brilliant afternoon launch, the private spaceflight company Orbital ATK returned its Cygnus cargo ship to flight after a year on hiatus Sunday (Dec. 6), launching vital supplies and NASA gear to the International Space Station.

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying an Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft on the OA-4 mission launches from the Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 4:44 p.m. EST on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015.

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