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Gallery: Orbital Sciences' Cygnus Spaceship & Antares Rocket

Artist's Rendering of Cygnus Spacecraft

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Artist's rendering of Cygnus spacecraft.

Two Cygnus Service Modules in Orbital's Dulles, VA Satellite Manufacturing Facility

Orbital Sciences Corporation

Two Cygnus service modules being constructed in Orbital's Dulles, VA Satellite Manufacturing Facility.

First Cygnus Has Landed

NASA/Wallops Flight Facility

Orbital Sciences Corp.'s first Cygnus cargo carrier pressurized module arrives at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Aug. 23, 2011 ahead of preparations for a Feb. 2012 test flight to the International Space Station.

Taurus 2 Rocket

Orbital Sciences

The first stage of Orbital Sciences' first Taurus 2 rocket is shown in the new Horizontal Integration Facility at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va.

Antares Rocket in Flight

Orbital Sciences Corporation

Artists' rendering of Antares in flight.

AJ26 Engine Test Firing

Aerojet/Orbital Sciences

The AJ26 engine fired in Mississippi for about 54 seconds on Wednesday.

Orbital Wins $171 Million Space Station Re-Supply Demo Deal

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Artist rendering of Cygnus spacecraft approaching the International Space Station.

Artist's Rendering of Cygnus Spacecraft Approaching the International Space Station

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Artist's rendering of Cygnus spacecraft approaching the International Space Station.

Artist's Impression of Orbital Science Corporation's Antares Rocket Launching

Orbital Sciences Corporation

Orbital Sciences Corporation announced on Dec. 12, 2011 that Antares™ will be the permanent operational name for the medium-class launch vehicle created by its research and development program formerly known as Taurus II. This artist's impression shows the rocket lifting off.

Glory Satellite Launches on Taurus XL Rocket

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss

An Orbital Sciences Corporation Taurus XL rocket carrying NASA’s Glory spacecraft launched from Space Launch Complex 576-E here at 2:09 a.m. (PST) March 4, 2011.

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