|Hot fire test of Antares next month|
Friday, October 19, 2012
Orbital Sciences Cargo Flights from Virginia
NASA Public Affairs Officer Josh Byerly talks with Bruce Manners, a project executive for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS), about Orbital Sciences Corporation's work to provide cargo capability to the International Space Station.
Orbital is developing and qualifying a new launch vehicle called Antares to enable lower-cost COTS launches and the Cygnus cargo module. Antares will be launching from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia - the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport operated by the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority. Orbital plans to launch Antares on its first test flight by the end of this year.