(Dulles, VA 19 November 2013) — Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), one of the world’s leading space technology companies, announced that it successfully launched a Minotaur I rocket in support of the Department of Defense Operationally Responsive Space Office’s ORS-3 mission earlier this evening. Originating from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, located at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia, this mission marks the 25th launch for the Minotaur rocket, all of which have been successful, and the sixth Minotaur vehicle to be launched from the Wallops facility.
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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.