Orbital Cargo Ship Finally Flies Atop Hired Rocket

December 7, 2015 3:45 AM

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After an eight-month hiatus, a U.S. supply ship is en-route to the International Space Station following Sunday’s successful liftoff of an Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship aboard a hired Atlas 5 rocket.

Orbital has been out of the station cargo launch business since its Antares rocket exploded seconds after launch on Oct. 28, 2014.

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