Tuesday, November 18, 2014
"Earth imaging start-up lost 26 satellites in Antares explosion"
On the PCWorld website, Martyn Williams reported this:
"The Antares rocket burst into flames seconds after rising into the sky from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, falling back to the launch pad and then spectacularly exploding in a huge fireball.
The rocket was carrying a Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station. Among the Cygnus cargo were 26 satellites, the fourth group of satellites to be launched by the company. They would have worked in unison with the three sets of satellites launched previously, to provide more regularly updated photographs of the planet."