Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Orbital ATK receives orders for two more ISS cargo flights | Spaceflight Now

NASA has put off selecting the winners in a new competition for deals to resupply the International Space Station, prompting the agency to order two more commercial resupply missions from Orbital ATK to satisfy the orbiting lab’s cargo needs into early 2018, bringing the company’s total contract to 10 logistics flights.

Officials with Orbital ATK and NASA have confirmed the contract extension, and NASA’s space station program manager Mike Suffredini said Monday that SpaceX, the agency’s other commercial resupply contractor, is likely to also receive orders for more flights to deliver food, provisions and experiments to the outpost.

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