Orbital Sciences' Cygnus Made It To The Space Station

July 17, 2014 6:44 AM

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Orbital Sciences' Cygnus Made It To The Space Station

On Wednesday morning, Orbital Sciences‘ Cygnus spacecraft successfully berthed to the International Space Station. The spacecraft, which launched on Sunday evening, made its approach to the station at 3:00 am ET. The station’s robotic arm grappled Cygnus at 6:32 am as it flew just 32 feet away from the station. The entire berthing sequence was completed at 8:53 am.

This is the second successful cargo delivery out of eight total that Orbital will provide under its $1.9 billion contract with NASA. It was carrying over 3,300 pounds of cargo, including small satellites and student experiments. Cygnus will remain attached to the station until August 15, when it wil...

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