NASA has put Orbital Sciences on notice that, assuming its demo cargo mission to ISS in two weeks is a success, the company might have to do it again as soon as December.


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The competition heats up: NASA has put Orbital Sciences on notice that, assuming its demo cargo mission to ISS in two weeks is a success, the company might have to do it again as soon as December.

SpaceX is supposed to fly its next cargo mission first, but NASA thinks that flight will be delayed because of development issues with the upgraded Falcon 9 rocket.

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  • Pzatchok

    I love how its Nasa who wants a private contractor to stay on schedule. If not hurry up and get ahead.

    Just like any other customer they are already demanding better service. Even though they themselves could have never made any of the deadlines.

    Inside 10 years Nasa will end up just being the air traffic , sorry, space traffic controllers of North America.

  • wodun

    The upgraded F9 is essentially a new rocket. A lot of drama with this launch, hope it goes well.

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