Justice Department reaches deal with company implicated in Taurus launch failures
Orbital Picks ‘Antares’ as New Name for Taurus 2
Taurus 2 To Deploy Nanosatellites in Debut
Orbital Revises Schedule for Taurus 2 and Cygnus Debuts
With Launch Site Behind Schedule Taurus 2 Facing Two-month Delay
Test Stand Fire Threatens Taurus 2 Launch Schedule
Orbital Sciences Eyes West Coast Missions for Taurus 2 Launcher
Taurus 2 Work Poised To Begin at New Wallops Assembly Facility
Taurus XL Failure Investigation Could Delay TacSat-4 Launch

NASA Names Taurus Launch Failure Board


NASA said March 9 it had selected the members of the board that will investigate the Taurus XL launch failure that destroyed the agency’s Glory climate observing satellite.

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Taurus Rocket Fairing Glitch Dooms NASA’s Glory Mission
NASA Funds Keep August Debut of Orbital’s Taurus 2 on Track
Orbital’s Taurus 2 Engine Test Fired At NASA Stennis
Orbital Likely To Use COTS Funding Boost To Augment Taurus 2 Rocket Tests

ATK Tests Upper Stage for Orbital’s Taurus 2 Rocket


AlliantTechsystems (ATK) and the U.S. Air Force successfully test fired for the first time the new Castor 30 upper-stage solid-rocket motor that will be used on the Taurus 2 rocket being developed by Orbital Sciences Corp., according to a Dec. 10 ATK press release.

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Orbital Sciences Officials Bullish on Taurus 2’s Market Potential

Orbital Says Profits Up; Decision Near on Taurus 2


PARIS -- Orbital Sciences Corp. said it is nearing a 7 percent operating-profit margin in its commercial telecommunications satellite product line and expects to raise the profit margin to as high as 9 percent by 2009.

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Taurus 2 Coming into Focus


WASHINGTON -- Orbital Sciences Corp. considered taking over Delta 2 rocket operations from Boeing before finally deciding to pursue development of its own solution for orbiting medium-sized payloads, which are becoming increasingly expensive to launch and a lower priority for the major launch services companies.


Orbital Boosts Its Long-Term Outlook for Sales of Taurus 2


PARIS - Orbital Sciences has increased by 50 percent the annual revenue and launch rate it expects from its Taurus 2 rocket based on additional business expected in carrying supplies to the international space station, Orbital Chief Executive David W. Thompson said April 17. The new estimate is four to five launches per year and $300 million in annual revenue �starting in 2012 or 2013.

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Orbital Picks Virginia Over Florida as Taurus 2’s Base


WASHINGTON -- It will take about 18 months of aggressive work to prepare the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport for its new client, the Taurus 2 launch vehicle, said Billie Reed, director of the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority that operates the spaceport.

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