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Wed, Nov 5 2014

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Orbital Sciences set to retire suspect motor in rocket explosion

MOJAVE Calif - An investigation into the explosion last week of Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket pointed to a likely problem with a turbopump in the booster’s main engine, a refurbished Soviet-era motor that Orbital expects to discontinue, the company chief executive said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 2-Orbital Sciences set to retire suspect motor in rocket explosion

MOJAVE, Calif. Nov 5 - An investigation into the explosion last week of Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket pointed to a likely problem with a turbopump in the booster's main engine, a refurbished Soviet-era motor that Orbital expects to discontinue, the company chief executive said on Wednesday.

U.S. rocket explosion investigation suspects main engine failure

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct 31 - As Orbital Sciences picks up the pieces, literally and figuratively, after its high-profile rocket launch explosion, accident investigators are looking closely at a potential first-stage engine problem.

Probe of Virginia rocket blast begins; space station supplied

WALLOPS Va./CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. - Authorities on Wednesday started investigating what caused an unmanned U.S. supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad, destroying cargo and equipment bound for the International Space Station. | Video

Probe of Virginia rocket blast begins; space station supplied

WALLOPS Va./CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. - Authorities on Wednesday started investigating what caused an unmanned U.S. supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad, destroying supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station. | Video

Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

(Adds IBM, Ormat Technologies, Fiat Chrysler, Advent International, Banca Carige, E.ON, Orbital Sciences)

Alliant reviewing Orbital deal after rocket explosion

- Alliant Techsystems Inc said on Wednesday it was conducting a "thorough evaluation" of an agreement to merge its space and defense business with Orbital Sciences Corp following the explosion of an Orbital unmanned supply rocket.

UPDATE 2-Alliant reviewing Orbital deal after rocket explosion

Oct 29 - Alliant Techsystems Inc said on Wednesday it was conducting a "thorough evaluation" of an agreement to merge its space and defense business with Orbital Sciences Corp following the explosion of an Orbital unmanned supply rocket.

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