American company has replaced its very old Russian engines with modern ones.
The US Defense Department said Monday that the US aerospace corporation has been awarded a contract of more than $100 million to build a new rocket propulsion system to end American dependence on the Russian machines.
One of the two Russian AJ26 engines that powered the Antares rocket is suspected to have triggered the explosion on Oct. 28, Orbital officials say
Company's first opportunity to make good is an upcoming December launch.
SpaceX sent a Falcon rocket soaring toward orbit Monday night with 11 small satellites, its first mission since an accident last summer. Then in an even more amazing feat, it landed the 15-story leftover...