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April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DUNMORE Corporation multi-layer insulation (MLI) materials protected the launch vehicle and its cargo delivery system Wednesday as a successful launch of the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program (COTS) test mission was conducted from Orbital Sciences' Wallops Island launch facility.
Over the next several months, Orbital plans a hot-fire test of the Antares first stage, the maiden flight of an Antares rocket, and a cargo delivery demonstration mission to the International Space Station as part of NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services.
The first manned mission by a private company is not expected until around 2015, and in the meantime for rides to the ISS, NASA's program manager of the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services, said SpaceX is "on the forefront of demonstrating how a partnership between the government and private industry can lead to new capabilities.
Still, the possibility of extra cash was exciting, especially after NASA created the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program (COTS).
The Taurus II program currently has a backlog of nine launches, beginning with the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) project, a joint research and development effort with NASA to develop a space transportation system capable of safely and reliably supplying the International Space Station (ISS) with essential cargo.
Orbital is building and testing its Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft under NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program.
6-billion-dollar contract with SpaceX in December 2008 under the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) programme to provide 12 spacecraft with cargo capacity of at least 20 tonnes to resupply the International Space Station (ISS through 2016.
Sep 1, 2008 A scale-model plasma rocket engine that is to be tested at the International Space Station could be delivered in 2012 by a NASA Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program launch system.