Washington D.C. - The Commercial Spaceflight Federation applauds the hard work of the teams at NASA, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Aerojet Rocketdyne and all of the many contractors involved on the success of their second COTS demonstration mission. On September 18, an Aerojet Rocketdyne dual AJ26 engine system successfully boosted Orbital’s Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus spacecraft. Today, Cygnus successfully berthed with the International Space Station and delivered approximately 1,300 lb. of cargo.
“With this launch, Orbital, Aerojet and their team have once again demonstrated the value of partnerships between the commercial spaceflight industry and NASA,” said CSF President Michael Lopez-Alegria. “Congratulations to the NASA and industry team; we look forward to many more successful flights.”