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An aerial view Pad 0A taken by the Wallops Incident Response Team Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 -- the day after the failed launch attempt of Orbital ATK's Antares rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia. Photo Credit: NASA/Terry Zaperach
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VIDEO | NASA Wallops Harlem Shake

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Military radars would be compromised if the Biomass radar flew over them.

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Orbital Cleared To Begin Pad Operations at Wallops

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WASHINGTON — Orbital Sciences Corp., one of two companies under contract to fly cargo to the international space station for NASA, has been cleared by the U.S. space agency to begin launch pad operations at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island, Va.

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Orbital Commits To 10 Wallops Launches in New Va. Agreement

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WASHINGTON — Orbital Sciences Corp., under a new agreement with the state of Virginia, formally committed to 10 launches of its yet-unflown Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island, Va.

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NASA Awards Wallops Safety Contract

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NASA has tapped Millennium Engineering and Integration Co. of Arlington, Va., to provide launch range and institutional safety support at the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia under a five-year contract worth as much as $25 million, the U.S. space agency announced Aug. 31.

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Florida Engaging in ‘Business Sabotage’ on Wallops [Richmond Times-Dispatch]

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Florida’s space industry “is losing any sense of fair play” as it seeks to undermine Virginia as a competitor in commercial human spaceflight by influencing an environmental study of upgrades at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Jack Kennedy, a former member of the Virginia General Assembly, writes in an Oct. 10 op-ed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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