Second Cygnus ship in three months rockets to orbit aboard Atlas 5

March 23, 2016 6:01 AM

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CAPE CANAVERAL — An Atlas 5 rocket successfully launched another Cygnus cargo freighter for Orbital ATK Tuesday night, fulfilling the booster’s role of reestablishing America’s resupply link to the International Space Station.

If all goes well over the next three days, the Cygnus will intercept the station on Saturday to deliver 7,485 pounds of food, spare parts and scientific research gear for the resident crew.

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