19 August 2014
Orbital Sciences Corp. (NYSE: ORB) said it has announced the successful completion of its third cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station in the past ten months, including the initial demonstration flight completed in October 2013 and the first two operational missions under the company´s USD1.9bn commercial resupply services contract with NASA.
The company also noted that it is nearing the launch of its third CRS mission of 2014, which is currently scheduled to take place in mid-October.
The Cygnus spacecraft that carried out the cargo delivery mission for the second CRS mission, known as “Orb-2,” unberthed from the ISS on August 15, completing a 31-day stay at the orbiting laboratory.
Orbital develops and manufactures small- and medium-class rockets and space systems for commercial, military and civil government customers. Its website is at http://www.orbital.com and on Twitter @OrbitalSciences.