DULLES, Va.Feb. 10, 2004--

9:00 a.m. Conference Call with Financial Analysts and Investors to be Webcast

Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and year-end 2003 financial results prior to the opening of the market on Thursday, February 12, 2004. Orbital will also conduct a conference call with financial analysts and investors the same morning, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (EST). The conference call will be hosted by:

    --  Mr. David W. Thompson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    --  Mr. Garrett E. Pierce, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial
        Officer
    --  Mr. James R. Thompson, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating
        Officer

To listen to the conference call, dial (888) 541-8767, and use the conference ID number 5402243. A replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the end of the call and will remain active for one week, until Thursday, February 19, 2003. For access to the replay of the conference call, dial (800) 642-1687 (international callers should dial (706) 645-9291) and use the same conference ID number.

For webcast registration and information, please visit Orbital's web site at http://www.orbital.com/Investor. It is advisable to register at least 20 minutes prior to the call to download and install any necessary audio software.

Orbital is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of small space systems for commercial, civil government and military customers. The company's primary products are spacecraft and launch vehicles, including low-orbit, geostationary and planetary spacecraft for communications, remote sensing and scientific missions; ground- and air-launched rockets that deliver satellites into orbit; and missile defense boosters that are used as interceptor and target vehicles. Orbital also offers space-related technical services to government agencies and develops and builds satellite-based transportation management systems for public transit agencies and private vehicle fleet operators.

More information about Orbital can be found at http://www.orbital.com.


    CONTACT: Orbital Sciences Corporation
             Barron Beneski, 703-406-5528
             beneski.barron@orbital.com

    SOURCE: Orbital Sciences Corporation