In addition to its work with NASA on the COTS and CRS programs, Orbital is also offering the Taurus II rocket to U.S. civil government, military and commercial customers for dedicated launch services for medium-class satellites. From its Wallops Island, Virginia launch site, Taurus II will be capable of supporting mid-inclination and polar orbiting spacecraft weighing approximately 10,500 lbs. and 5,500 lbs., respectively. Development of a West Coast launch capability is planned for the future to optimize performance to high-inclination orbits.About Orbital
Orbital Successfully Test Fires First Stage Rocket Engine For Taurus II Rocket At NASA's Stennis Space Center In Mississippi On November 10, 2010. (Photo: Orbital Sciences Corporation)
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