The latest update from Orbital Sciences Corporation shows the first Antares test flight slipping from September to October.
Updated COTS and CRS Schedules
Orbital updated its COTS and CRS operational schedules, with plans to achieve four major operational milestones within the next year. They are as listed below:
- Late August/Early September 2012 – Antares First-Stage Static Fire Test at Wallops
- October 2012 – Antares Test Flight for COTS
- December 2012 – COTS Demonstration Mission to ISS*
- First quarter 2013 – CRS Mission #1 to ISS*
*Dates are subject to coordination with NASA’s ISS cargo delivery schedule.