spacetoday.net: space news from around the web

Explore Mars event
Antares completes static-fire engine test
Posted: Sat, Feb 23, 2013, 10:09 AM ET (1509 GMT)
Antares hot fire test (OSC) the first stage engines of Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares launch vehicle roared to life on a Virginia launch pad Friday evening for nearly half a minute in a key final test before the rocket's inaugural launch. The two AJ26 engines in the Antares first stage, mounted on its launch pad at the Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island, Virginia, fired for 29 seconds at 6 pm EST (2300 GMT) Friday to test the performance of the vehicle's systems. Orbital officials said Friday night that the test appeared to be a success. A successful test would clear the way for the first launch of the Antares rocket, most likely in early April. Orbital is developing the Antares to launch its Cygnus spacecraft to transport cargo to the International Space Station and for launching other satellites.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
SpaceX releases video of first stage landing
Posted: Wed, Jul 23 8:47 AM ET (1247 GMT)

Progress undocks from ISS
Posted: Tue, Jul 22 9:02 AM ET (1302 GMT)

news links
Thursday, July 24
Orbcomm pleased with SpaceX rocket performance
Spaceflight Now — 6:33 am ET (1033 GMT)
Russian cargo carrier begins journey to space station
Spaceflight Now — 6:33 am ET (1033 GMT)
SNC Enlists Japan for Dream Chaser Study
Space News — 6:31 am ET (1031 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list