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Orbital Heads Back to Space Station With Cargo Atop Hired Rocket

A year after its Antares rocket exploded during launch, Orbital ATK is poised to resume cargo runs to the International Space Station, this time using a hired ride from United Launch Alliance, a Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co. joint venture. Liftoff of the ULA Atlas 5 rocket is slated for 5:55 p.m. EST (2255 GMT) on Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Perched on top of the rocket is Orbital's fourth Cygnus spacecraft, an upgraded capsule filled with more...

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