Orbital Sciences readies SS Deke Slayton for resupply run to International Space Station

October 26, 2014 3:41 PM

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Orbital Sciences readies SS Deke Slayton for resupply run to International Space Station

After minor delays, Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital) is set to launch one of the company’s Cygnus resupply spacecraft on Monday, Oct. 27 to deliver crew supplies and cargo to the International Space Station’s (ISS) Expedition 40. Monday’s launch is slated for 6:44 p.m. EDT (1844 GMT), providing only a 15 minute launch window at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) launch site on Wallops Island, Virginia.

Monday’s launch will be a joint effort between Orbital Sciences and NASA to conduct the fourth of eight resupply flights in a series of on-going Commercial Resupply Services missions.

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