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Orbital ATK Spacecraft Launches to Bring Cargo to International Space Station

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 20, 2017 — An Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft has launched Tuesday aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket to transport cargo to the International Space Station as part of its Commercial Resupply Services-1 contract with NASA, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday.

The company said Tuesday the spacecraft is scheduled to reach ISS on April 22 to deliver an estimated 7,600 pounds of cargo as well as 38 CubeSats then depart three months later to perform scientific experiments in space and during reentry to Earth.

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