New Privately Built Rocket Passes Key Engine Test

by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com Managing Editor
Date: 23 February 2013 Time: 06:55 AM ET

A new commercial rocket designed to launch unmanned cargo missions to the International Space Station passed a key¬†engine¬†test Friday night (Feb. 22), setting the stage for the booster’s debut flight in the months ahead, NASA officials say.

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An Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket is seen partially assembled ahead of 2013 test flight.
CREDIT: Orbital Sciences Corp.