ISS Cargo Candidates Ready For Fly-Off

By Amy Svitak
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
August 26, 2013
Credit: Orbital Sciences

The launch manifests of NASA's two commercial cargo service providers will bump up against one another in December when Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Orbital Sciences Corp. are slated to send competing rockets and spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA says both missions were intentionally scheduled for the end of 2013 in anticipation that one will experience delays in meeting target launch dates.

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