Orbital Sciences Corporation http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Antares Rocket Launch Delayed at Wallops http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/antares-rocket-launch-delayed-wallops <p>The Antares rocket launch from the Wallops Island Flight facility was postponed yesterday for at least a week.</p><p>The reason: An Aerojet Rocketdyne engine for future use failed in testing.</p><p>The Orbital Sciences Corporation said that next launch window will be no earlier than June 17<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>It would be the second launch of eight planned commercial cargo flights to the International Space Station.</p><p>In the days ahead scientists will be looking at what caused the test failure of the rocket engine.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 11:55:30 +0000 Don Rush 55071 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Antares Rocket Launch Delayed at Wallops Rocket Launch Tonight at Wallops Flight Facility http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/rocket-launch-tonight-wallops-flight-facility <p>A rocket launch is set for 7:30 this evening from the Wallops Flight Facility when the Air Force and NASA will attempt to put 29 tiny satellites into orbit.</p><p>The launch is expected to be seen by much of the East Coast.</p><p>Orbital Sciences Corporation rocket will carry an ordinary smartphone that has been converted by NASA and another built by students at Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Virginia.</p><p>WBOC reports that the backup date is November 26<sup>th</sup>.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:58:49 +0000 Don Rush 44949 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Rocket Launch Tonight at Wallops Flight Facility Orbital Sciences Gets Contract to Search for Exoplanets http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/orbital-sciences-gets-contract-search-exoplanets <p></p><p>DULLES, Va. (AP) - Space technology company Orbital Sciences Corp. has been selected to develop a new astrophysics satellite for NASA under a four-year, $75 million contract.</p><p>The Dulles based company says it will design, manufacture and test the satellite that will perform a full-sky search for exoplanets around nearby stars.&nbsp;</p><p>The work is being done as part of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite program. A launch is planned for mid-2017.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:37:29 +0000 Don Rush 33051 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Orbital Sciences Gets Contract to Search for Exoplanets Antares Next Liftoff Date: This Saturday http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/antares-next-liftoff-date-saturday <p></p><p>It will not be until Saturday before the two-stage Antares rocket lifts off the launch pad at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.</p><p>Orbital Sciences Corporation had planned to send the rocket into space on Wednesday.</p><p>But there was glitch just 12 minutes before launch.</p><p>The rocket will be carrying a dummy cargo as it prepares for eventually supplying the International Space Station.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:47:19 +0000 Don Rush 32747 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Antares Next Liftoff Date: This Saturday