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Orbital Begins Antares First Stage Roll Out Pathfinder Operations
Antares Launch Vehicle first stage conducting pathfinder operations.

For the next several days, Orbital Sciences Corporation will be conducting “pathfinder” operations for the critical process of rolling out the Antares rocket to the launch pad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. In the photo above, the Antares first stage is heading up the ramp to the launch pad aboard the specifically designed TEL (transporter erector launcher), after a one-mile journey beginning at the Horizontal Integration Facility. (NASA Photo/P.Black)