Orbital Sciences Corp. has a license from the FAA to launch a Taurus II rocket from Wallops Island, Va., carrying a Cygnus cargo carrier on its first mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The flight, tentatively scheduled for February, will mark Orbital's demonstration-flight milestone under NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services seed-money effort. The Taurus II is expected to place the Cygnus in orbit, to rendezvous with the ISS autonomously, conduct proximity ...


You must be a paid subscriber to access "Cleared For ISS Flight".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.