Antares Rocket – Pad Fit Checks

Antares Rocket

The first stage of Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket stands in launch position during pathfinder operations at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. Orbital’s Antares launch vehicle will be conducting missions for NASA under its Commercial Orbital Transportation Service Program and Cargo Resupply Services contract.

Image Credit: NASA/P.Black

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Orbital Sciences Corp Minotaur 4+ launch TacSat-4

 

Minotaur IV/TacSat-4

 

Launch Date: September 27, 2011 Launch Location: Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska Mission Customer: U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC)

For Immediate Release

 

ORBITAL SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES MINOTAUR IV ROCKET FOR U.S. AIR FORCE CARRYING TACSAT-4 SATELLITE

— Successful Flight of Minotaur IV Extends Perfect Launch Record […]