Antares Launched

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Antares launch.

Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo craft launched from Wallops Flight Facility on the Orbital-2 mission -- the company's second operational resupply mission to the International Space Station, under its Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

The Cygnus spacecraft, which is delivering over 36-hundred pounds of cargo -- including a host of experiments, is targeted to rendezvous with the ISS on July 16.

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