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NASA contractor Orbital to launch first spacecraft since 2014 rocket explosion

NASA contractor Orbital to launch first spacecraft since 2014 rocket explosion

NASA contractor Orbital ATK is set to launch its first resupply mission since its rocket explosion disaster in 2014. Its cargo capsule will carry more than 7,000 pounds of food, water, and supplies to the crew members of the International Space Station.

The launch of Orbital’s Atlas V rocket carrying its Cygnus cargo capsule is set to take place on Thursday afternoon at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It will have a 30-minute launch window. If it is unable to take off at that time, another attempt will take place on Friday.


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