Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Cygnus demonstration resupply capsule departed the International Space Station (ISS) and returned to Earth with 2,850 lb. of trash, concluding a 24-day stay that brings the Dulles, Va.-based company's participation in NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Systems (COTS) program close to its conclusion. Orbital plans to begin regular cargo deliveries to the ISS in December under the terms of a $1.9 billion, eight-flight Commercial Resupply Services contract signed ...


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