Second Commercial Cargo Launcher Demonstrated

On April 21, 2013, U.S. space company Orbital conducted the first test flight of its Antares rocket with a simulated cargo capsule on top.

Orbital is the second of two U.S. firms to successfully demonstrate a new commercial launch vehicle capable of delivering cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program. The other entered operations last year.

Learn more at nasa.gov

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