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Orbital's cargo ship makes rendez-vous with space station

Orbital Sciences Corporation's unmanned Cygnus cargo ship on Sunday made rendez-vous with the International Space Station on the company's first regular supply mission to the research outpost. The event took place at 1108 GMT just northeast of Madagascar over the Indian Ocean, according to the US space agency NASA's television network. bfm/lc

Orbital's cargo ship arrives at space station

Orbital Sciences Corporation's unmanned Cygnus cargo ship on Sunday arrived at the International Space Station on the company's first regular supply mission to the research outpost. The rendez-vous took place at 1108 GMT just northeast of Madagascar over the Indian Ocean, according to the US space agency NASA's television network. Once Cygnus approached the orbiting lab, the space station's robotic arm reached out and grabbed the incoming cargo carrier and began the berthing process.

Orbital's cargo ship makes rendez-vous with space station

Orbital Sciences Corporation's unmanned Cygnus cargo ship on Sunday made rendez-vous with the International Space Station on the company's first regular supply mission to the research outpost. The event took place at 1108 GMT just northeast of Madagascar over the Indian Ocean, according to the US space agency NASA's television network. Once Cygnus approached the orbiting lab, the space station's robotic arm reached out and grabbed the incoming cargo carrier.

Orbital's cargo ship aims to dock at space station

Orbital Sciences Corporation's unmanned Cygnus spaceship is on track to berth with the International Space Station early Sunday, marking its second trip to the research outpost, the company said. Once Cygnus approaches 30 feet (nine meters) from the orbiting lab, the space station's robotic arm will reach out and grab the incoming cargo carrier. The rendezvous is scheduled for 6:02 am (1102 GMT), Orbital and NASA said on their websites Saturday.

Americas News Agenda for January 12

Duty Editor: Stephanie Griffith Tel: +1 202 414 0541 What's happening in the Americas on Sunday: + Hollywood kicks off the awards season with the Golden Globes LOS ANGELES: Hollywood gathers for the 71st annual Golden Globes, the first major show in Tinseltown's most fiercely-contested awards season in years, featuring a wide open field of hotly-tipped films. From 0100 GMT Monday. Picture. Video (ENTERTAINMENT-US-FILM-GLOBES) -- OTHER AGENDA ITEMS --

Americas News Agenda for January 12

Duty Editor: Stephanie Griffith Tel: +1 202 414 0541 What's happening in the Americas on Sunday: + Hollywood kicks off the awards season with the Golden Globes LOS ANGELES: Hollywood gathers for the 71st annual Golden Globes, the first major show in Tinseltown's most fiercely-contested awards season in years, featuring a wide open field of hotly-tipped films. From 0100 GMT Monday. Picture. Video (ENTERTAINMENT-US-FILM-GLOBES) -- OTHER AGENDA ITEMS --

Orbital Sciences' cargo ship blasts off for space station

By Irene Klotz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket blasted off on Thursday to deliver the first of eight cargo ships to the International Space Station for NASA. The 13-story rocket lifted off its seaside launch pad on Wallops Island, Virginia, at 1:07 p.m. EST/1807 GMT, putting the Cygnus freighter on track for an early Sunday rendezvous with the station. "We're in good shape," Orbital Sciences Executive Vice President Frank Culbertson told reporters after launch.

Orbital Sciences launches first cargo mission to space station

Orbital Sciences Corporation on Thursday launched its unmanned Cygnus cargo ship on the company's first regular supply mission to the International Space Station. The liftoff of the Antares rocket carrying the ship took place at 1:07 pm (1807 GMT) from Wallops Island, Virginia, according to footage carried by the US space agency NASA's television network. js/sst/jm

Orbital Sciences launches first cargo mission to space station

Orbital Sciences Corporation on Thursday launched its unmanned Cygnus cargo ship on the company's first regular supply mission to the International Space Station. The liftoff of the Antares rocket carrying the ship took place at 1:07 pm (1807 GMT) from Wallops Island, Virginia, according to footage carried by the US space agency NASA's television network. The first stage of the rocket was expected to run for four minutes and 20 seconds before separating.

Europe's star-hunter enters orbit

A billion-dollar star-hunting telescope slotted into its operational orbit Wednesday prior to harvesting data for the most detailed map yet of the Milky Way, the European Space Agency (ESA) said. The telescope, Gaia, was launched from ESA's base in French Guiana three weeks ago, then journeyed towards L2, a gravitationally stable point in space some 1.5 million kilometres (900,000 miles) from Earth. After a final manoeuvre Wednesday, Gaia settled into a 180-day orbit around L2, the ESA statement said.
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