While Orbital Sciences picked up the pieces from Wednesday’s failed Antares flight, there was some good launch news to report elsewhere.
At Baikonur, the Russians successfully launched a new Progress freighter to the International Space Station (ISS). The vehicle later successfully docked with ISS, bringing up fresh supplies and equipment to the six astronauts aboard the orbiting laboratory.
And down at Cape Canaveral, ULA successfully launched an Atlas V with a military GPS satellite aboard. This was the 50th successful Atlas V mission to date.