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An Orbital Dance May Help Preserve Oceans on Icy Worlds
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Heat generated by the gravitational pull of moons formed from massive collisions could extend the lifetimes of liquid water oceans beneath the surface of large icy worlds in our outer solar system, according to new NASA research.

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Orbital ATK Starts Up a Space Tow Truck Service
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If you watch the comings and goings of astronauts visiting the International Space Station, you might get the impression that folks generally think of space as a nice place to visit, but they wouldn't want to stay up there. Except that one company does …

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Watch Orbital ATK's Cargo Ship Deploy From The Space Station Before Burning Up …
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In December, Orbital ATK finally resumed launching cargo to the International Space Station, after an explosion in 2014 left the company grounded for over a year. The company's Cygnus spacecraft carried 7,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the …

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Plunging into the Ionosphere: Satellite’s Last Days Improve Orbital Decay Predictions
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Scientists are learning more about how the upper atmosphere and ionosphere affect space satellites as well as communications and navigation here on Earth, thanks to new data from a U.S. Air Force satellite that recently completed a more than seven-year mission.

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Launch wars: Commercial space race reignites as Orbital ATK heads to ISS
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It was too late to squeeze in a spare part to restore the space station to full power. Launch on ULA Atlas V is slated for December 3, 2015. "You're always a little nervous, but highly confident", Pinkston told the AP. Orbital contracted with ULA to …

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Orbital ATK's Private Cygnus Supply Ship Arrives at Space Station
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An unmanned Orbital ATK cargo ship filled with tons of vital supplies for the International Space Station arrived at the orbiting lab early Wednesday (Dec. 9) where it was captured by a robotic arm weilded by the station's astronaut crew. The Orbital …

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