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UPDATE: Antares Launch Pushed Back To June 17th

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. - A rocket launch, set to bring supplies to the International Space Station, has been postponed seven days.

Orbital's Commercial Resupply Services says they have rescheduled the launch of their Antares rocket Orb-2 mission for no earlier than June 17th, 2014. This is apparently the second of eight cargo resupply missions to the ISS from Wallops Island.

Officials say pushing the launch back will allow engineers to investigate the causes of an AJ26 engine failure that occurred last week at NASA's Stennis Space Center during customary acceptance testing.

June 17th is apparently a preliminary date at this point, a firm date will be released after the investigation team makes more progress.

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