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NASA space station cargo flight takes Colorado startup's satellite into orbit

Greg Avery
NASA space station cargo flight takes Colorado startup's satellite into orbit

NASA’s resupply flight that blasted off Wednesday afternoon to the International Space Station carried a Denver-area company’s test satellite and first chance at revenue along with the cargo and science experiments for the astronauts orbiting the earth. The Cygnus cargo spacecraft — launched on a Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia — carried 11 small satellites with it, including a shoe box-sized test satellite made by Orbital Micro Systems Inc., in Boulder. The OMS satellite is expected to be placed into orbit from the space station in a few weeks, likely in July.