Government Market

Morring Jr., Frank
March 2008
Aviation Week & Space Technology;3/3/2008, Vol. 168 Issue 9, p53
Trade Publication
The article reports that Orbital Sciences Corp. has targeted the Delta II-class government launch services market to introduce its winning proposal in the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) recompetition, looking to launch scientific and military payloads as well as supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). The proposed new launch vehicle--to be called Taurus II--will use two Russian-built AJ-26 engines marketed by Aerojet to lift about 6 metric tons to low-earth orbit.


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