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UPDATE: Antares Rocket Launching No Sooner Than July

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. - Officials at a local rocket launch facility, have once again pushed back their latest launch.

Orbital Sciences says they are still investigating the cause of an AJ26 engine failure that occurred in late May at NASA's Stennis Space Center, and that investigation has lead them to push back the launch of their Antares rocket.

This launch will be the second of eight schedules missions bringing supplies to the International Space Station. All other aspects of the launch are reportedly read to go, including the already fueled Cygnus spacecraft, that has apparently been packed with its manifest of cargo for the ISS.

The investigation into the engine failure is being led by the Antares main stage propulsion supplier, Aerojet Rocketdyne, along with Orbital and NASA engineers. Once the team clears the Antares J26 engines for launch, a date will be set. At this time, Officials say it will be no sooner than July 1st.

We'll continue to keep you updated, stay tuned to 47 ABC and 47ABC.com for the latest.

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