Orbital Sciences pieces together timeline of Antares rocket explosion

November 3, 2014 3:37 PM

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Orbital Sciences pieces together timeline of Antares rocket explosion

Private spaceflight company Orbital Sciences Corp. is starting to piece together the timeline of events leading up to the explosion of its Antares rocket just after liftoff on Tuesday evening (Oct. 28).

Orbital Sciences is still in the process of investigating the root cause of the Antares rocket failure. No one was hurt in the explosion, but the rocket was carrying an unmanned Cygnus spacecraft expected to deliver supplies to the International Space Station for NASA when the accident occurred. Acc...

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