Orbital ATK

Cygnus OA-8 delivered to orbit !

First success of Antares-230 in 2017; rocket delivered to orbit Orbital ATK Cygnus “Gene Cerman” to low earth orbit. Postponed from November 11 due the violation of safety zone around Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport launch was performed successfully today. Fourteenth mission from MARS LP-0A placed on Wallops Island  was also part of extension program. It let NASA to order cargo mission to International Continue Reading The post Cygnus OA-8 delivered to orbit ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

OA-8 cargo mission to International Space Station postponed for 24 hours

Planned for 11:37 UTC today to launch of Antares rocket with OA-8 Cygnus robotic cargo spacecraft was postponed for Sunday, November 12 due the plane violating the restricted area. First in 2017 mission of Antares rocket seemed to reaching successful final, but in the last minute before igniting its two powerful RD-181 engines, mission control center decided to abort mission Continue Reading The post OA-8 cargo mission to International Space Station postponed for 24 hours appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Minotaur-C delivers SkySat satellites during first mission after six years

After lasting six years break Orbital ATK Minotaur-C rocket raised over Vandenberg Air Force base with ten satellites under its fairing.  Perfect weather at SLC-576E launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base made possible first launch of Minotaur-C rocket since failed mission of 3110 model with Glory, KySat-1, Hermes and Explorer-1 satellites. Last time rocket also was launched from SLC-576E and failed Continue Reading The post Minotaur-C delivers SkySat satellites during first mission after six years appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Minotaur assembled at Cape Canaveral

Minotaur-4, converted ICBM missile, was successfully assembled at Launch Pad 46 at Cape Canaveral last Friday, August 19, 2017. Orbital ATK, operator of Minotaur-4, passed through assembly process at Launch Pad 46 last Friday. Rocket was delivered in parts and thanks to the fact, that rocket is solid fueled, assembling process was done safely directly at the launch pad. Minotaur-4 Continue Reading The post Minotaur assembled at Cape Canaveral appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

ULA wins contract for delivering Dream Chaser to orbit !

United Launch Alliance was selected officially as launch service provider for first two space missions of Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser space plane. Two flights are planned for 2020 and 2021 under CRS-2 contract signed between NASA and Sierra Nevada in January 2016. On July 22, 2017 Sierra Nevada and United Launch Alliance announced about signing contract for delivering Dream Chaser Continue Reading The post ULA wins contract for delivering Dream Chaser to orbit ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]