Orbital Sciences blames Russian engine for Antares rocket failure

November 7, 2014 3:18 PM

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Orbital Sciences blames Russian engine for Antares rocket failure

In a statement released earlier this week, the company said initial testing of debris suggests "failure in one of the two Aerojet Rocketdyne AJ26 stage one main engines" was responsible for the explosion of its Antares rocket.

The Antares explosion, which lit up the evening sky over coastal Virginia last month, destroyed the company's unmanned Cygnus cargo ship, along with more than 2.5 tons of supplies postmarked for delivery to the International Space Station. As a result of the explosion and their suspicions about the ...

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