Orbital Sciences Corp. successfully launched its new rocket as part of a test flight for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The two-stage rocket lifted off at 5 p.m. local time on April 21 from Wallops Island, Virginia. About 10 minutes later, it delivered a dummy payload into orbit. The booster, called Antares, is the […]
Orbital Sciences Corp. scrubbed the first attempted launch of its new Antares rocket minutes before liftoff after a hose prematurely detached from the booster. The April 17 liftoff from Wallops Island, Virginia, was set for 5 p.m. local time. It was aborted with slightly more than 10 minutes left in the countdown due to a […]
Orbital Sciences Corp. is set to fly its newest and biggest rocket for the first time next month, a spokesman said. The Dulles, Virginia-based company plans launch the medium-class Antares rocket between April 16 and April 18 from Wallops Island, Virginia, according to spokesman Barron Beneski.
Pentagon budget cuts and sequestration finally got real to a portion of America’s populace — the portion that considers a day wielding a light saber as a day well spent. Yes, the White House broke the hearts of more than 34,000 Americans who signed an online petition requesting President Obama to deliver a Death Star […]
The U.S. Air Force is exploring new ways to provide the most sensitive satellite communications — including presidential control over nuclear forces — to users around the globe, in order to reduce costs and provide better service. The service is studying a variety of options that would break from the decades-old standard of building five […]