Joshua Buck
Headquarters, Washington     
Keith Koehler
Wallops Flight Facility, Va.

Jan. 20, 2011
NASA Postpones Wallops Integration Facility Ceremony
WASHINGTON -- NASA postponed the Jan. 21 unveiling of the new rocket integration facility at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia due to expected inclement weather. A new date for the ceremony has not been determined.

The Horizontal Integration Facility will support medium class mission capabilities. The first customer to use the facility will be Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., with its Taurus II launch vehicle.

Orbital will conduct missions for NASA under the agency's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services project and Commercial Resupply Services contract. Integration of the Taurus II in the facility begins in February; with a first launch expected later this year.

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