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Antares booster makes a comeback as OA-5 blasts off for the ISS

Almost two years after a disastrous liftoff explosion, Orbital-ATK's Antares booster is back in service. At 7:45 pm EDT, an improved Antares 230 rocket blasted off from the MARS Pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Island facility in Virginia carrying the commercial OA-5 mission to deliver an Enhanced Cygnus unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch, which was delayed 24 hours due to bad weather, went off without incident beyond a five minute hold to address a possible engine malfunction.
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