Return of the Antares – S.S. Alan Poindexter launched during 6th flight of Orbital ATK rocket !

Orbital ATK returned to market of commercial space launch services with their modified Antares rocket. Company finished period of cooperation with United Launch Alliance and again will conduct launches under CRS program with own rocket. This mission was important moment for Orbital ATK. Finally, after two years of utilizing Atlas V rockets for launching Cygnus […]

Antares delayed, possible timeframe covers August 2016

It seems that Orbital ATK would like to prepare as best as possible first launch of their heaviest rocket Antares. After almost two years break launch of their heaviest rocket will be probably delayed. Upgrading Antares with new engines was one of most important plans of Orbital ATK for 2016. After disaster on 28 October 2014, when […]

Antares after static test-Orbital ATK prepares for resuming flights

On May 31, 2016, first stage of Orbital ATK Antares rocket passed static fire test of first stage. Test was performed in NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. This was first time for Antares to visit Wallops Island in Virginia since disaster on 28 October 2014. Rocket was delivered to Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad 0A which is placed […]