WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. - Space technology company Orbital Sciences is beginning on- pad operations of its rocket projects at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
The Dulles, Va.-based company says it's getting ready for flight demonstrations of its Antares medium-class launch vehicle and Cygnus cargo logistics spacecraft as part of a 1.9 billion NASA contract to deliver essential cargo to the International Space Station.
The company said Monday it plans to test, launch and complete a demonstration mission over the next several months from the launch complex at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.
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