Orbital Sciences has satisfied its Commercial Orbital Transportation Systems program requirements with a successful rendezvous of the Cygnus resupply capsule with the International Space Station and is cleared to march ahead with plans to initiate a $1.9 billion, eight-flight Commercial Resupply Services contract in December, Alan Lindenmoyer, NASA’s COTS program manager, said Sept. 29. The first CRS flight is tentatively scheduled to lift off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in ...

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