Workers do final preparations for the launch of Orbital ATK Antares rocket at the NASA Wallops Island flight facility in Wallops Island, Va., Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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Orbital ATK Inc plans to launch a revamped Antares rocket on a mission to supply the International Space Station Monday, returning to flight for the first time since an older version of the booster exploded during liftoff two years ago.The accident, which occurred while the rocket was being fueled for a routine prelaunch test, has temporarily grounded SpaceX, the only company apart from Orbital currently contracted by NASA to fly cargo to the space station.Orbital conducted a 30-second engine test firing of the Antares at the Virginia launch pad on May 31 .Orbital is counting on a smooth Antares launch to help attract other customers for the rocket besides NASA.
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