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Orbital Sciences Hiring 400 at NASA Launch Site

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orbitalsciencescorp_160x120Orbital Sciences Corporation is breaking ground on a new facility at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Atlantic, Virginia, which will develop, assemble and test the Taurus II rocket.

Two-hundred and fifty people will be hired for construction, and the completed facility will employ 400 high-tech workers.

Orbital Sciences expects its liquid fuel Taurus II rocket to launch in December 2010. The rocket will be used to service the International Space Station after the Space Shuttle program ends that year.

Orbital Sciences Corporation is a Dulles, Virginia company which specializes in satellite launch and manufacture. Its Launch Systems Group is heavily involved with missile defense launch systems.

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Authored by: Harrison Barnes