The U.S. Air Force intends to use an Orbital ATK satellite platform for the STPSat-6 mission. Shown above is an artist's concept of the GEOStar-1 platform Orbital ATK offers for national security missions in geostationary orbit. Credit: Orbital ATK
RSGS GEO Robotic Servicing Vehicle (RSV) Credit: DARPA/SSL
DARPA's  Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program, which will demonstrate servicing technologies in GEO, features a payload developed by the U.S Naval Research Laboratory. Here, RSGS's Front-end Robotics Enabling Near-term Demonstration, or FREND, flight prototype robotic arm performs fully autonomous grapple testing. Credit: NRL
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ORS-1 launch
OA-6 launch
An Orbital ATK Antares rocket lifts off from Wallops Island, Virginia, Oct. 17, carrying a Cygnus cargo spacecraft bound for the ISS. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
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Antares hotfire test
Cygnus arrival at ISS
Orbital Antares RD-181 test firing
QM-2 test
Antares hotfire test
Launch of Iridium's second-generation constellation will start on Sept. 19 aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets, a week later than planned, with the second launch automatically pushed to late December. Credit: Iridium
Antares hotfire test

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