One Year after Antares Failure, Orbital ATK Revamps Rocket for 2016 ‘Return to Flight’

One year after the catastrophic launch failure of Orbital ATK’s private Antares rocket seconds after liftoff with the Cygnus cargo freighter bound for the International Space Station (ISS), the firm is well on the way towards revamping the booster with modern new engines and implementing a ‘Return or Flight’ by approximately mid-2016, company officials told […]

Antares Rocket Failure Pushes Tiny Satellite Company To Hitch Ride With SpaceX

The various companies that had stuff sitting on the failed Orbital Sciences Antares rocket launch last month are busy looking for alternatives. One example is Planet Labs, which is best known for deploying dozens of tiny satellites from the International Space Station this year. The company lost 26 satellites in the explosion. But within nine […]

Antares Doomed Descent into Hellish Inferno – Up Close Launch Pad Photo Exclusive: Pt. 1

NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – All was calm, the air was crisp with hope and the skies were clear as far as the eye could see as the clock ticked down to T MINUS Zero for the Oct. 28, 2014 blastoff of an Orbital Sciences commercial Antares rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA, […]