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