FAA has granted Orbital Sciences Corp. a license 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 next February, will mark Orbital’s demonstration-flight milestone under NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) seed-money effort. The Taurus II will place the Cygnus in orbit, where it will rendezvous with the ISS autonomously, conduct ...

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