Cygnus

  • As of 9:26 am EST, the Orbital ATK Cygnus supply vessel has finally succeeded in docking with the International Space Station following a series of weather-related delays.
  • It was third time lucky today as the unmanned Orbital Sciences/ATK Cygnus CRS-4 mission lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
  • The launch of the Orbital Sciences/ATK Cygnus CRS-4 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) has been aborted for a second time due to high ground winds.
  • Thursday's launch of Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) has been scrubbed due to poor weather at Cape Canaveral.
  • It's been a busy year in space. In a mixture of triumph and tragedy, space exploration reached new horizons, tested new technologies, and pushed the limits of the possible in 2014. So as the old year draws to close, Gizmag looks back on the space highlights of the past twelve months.
  • At a press conference arranged only a few hours after the event, NASA released details of the explosion of the Antares rocket carrying the unmanned Cygnus supply ship to the International Space Station (ISS).
  • An unmanned resupply mission to the International Space Station has suffered a catastrophic failure six seconds after launch from the Wallops Island launch facility, Virginia. All personnel have been accounted for with zero injuries, however damage was sustained to the launch site.
  • In a display of interstellar teamwork, NASA’s Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes have discovered clear skies and water vapor in the atmosphere of a Neptune-sized planet orbiting a star 120 light years from Earth.
  • The search for extraterrestrial life zeroed in a bit today as NASA announced that its unmanned Kepler Space Telescope detected the most Earth-like planet yet found beyond the Solar System.
  • Orbital Sciences Corporation today successfully launched the first of eight Cygnus cargo supply missions to the International Space Station (ISS). Cygnus is flying solo now, with full communications and deployed solar arrays, toward a January 12 rendezvous and docking with the ISS.
  • Orbital Science Corporation’s unmanned Cygnus cargo ship has successfully docked with the International Space Station. This demonstration mission marks the first time a Cygnus spacecraft has visited the ISS as well as the beginning of regular cargo runs.
  • Commercial space flight took another step forward today as NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Virginia launched Orbital's Cygnus spacecraft for a rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS).