Orbital Successfully Launches NASA’ LADEE

Dulles, VA 7 September 2013Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), one of the world’s leading space technology companies, announced today that its Minotaur V rocket successfully launched NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) satellite. Originating from Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia late yesterday, the LADEE mission marked the first launch of Orbital’s Minotaur V rocket and the fifth Minotaur vehicle to be launched from the Wallops facility.

Read the complete press release.

Read about the November 19, 2013 launch of Minotaur 1.

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NYSC Alumnus David Thompson (SC 1972) is a co-founder of Orbital Sciences Corporation and a former trustee of the National Youth Science Foundation. Mr. Thompson currently serves as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer.

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