Private Company To Upgrade Rocket Engines After Failure

November 6, 2014 11:48 PM

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WALLOPS — One week after the spectacular explosion of a significant rocket launch from Wallops Island, Orbital Sciences announced it has made some early determinations on the cause and has vowed to move forward with its aggressive program from the facility on the Virginia shore.

Last Tuesday, Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station briefly went up as planned at around 6:22 p.m., but the mission was aborted just seconds after liftoff when problems with the launch were detected. Essentially, there were two major explo...

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