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Cygnus touches down on ISS

Cygnus touches down on ISS

Almost four tonnes of scientific research, supplies and hardware have been delivered to crew aboard the International Space Station via Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft.

Cygnus touches down on ISS
Cygnus touches down on ISS
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Northrop Grumman has completed its 15th resupply mission (NG-15) to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Service-2 contract.

The company’s Cygnus spacecraft, which launched aboard the Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, delivered over 3,600 kilograms of scientific research, supplies and hardware to crew aboard the station.

The ‘S.S. Katherine Johnson’ (named after a NASA mathematician) is expected to remain attached to the space station for three months before departing with up to approximately 3,720 kilograms of disposal cargo.

After departing from the ISS, the spacecraft will deploy a number of CubeSats via a Slingshot deployer and a Nanoracks deployer, including DhabiSat, the second CubeSat developed by Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Charbel Kadib

Charbel Kadib

News Editor – Defence and Cyber, Momentum Media

Prior to joining the defence and aerospace team in 2020, Charbel was news editor of The Adviser and Mortgage Business, where he covered developments in the banking and financial services sector for three years. Charbel has a keen interest in geopolitics and international relations, graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a double major in politics and journalism. Charbel has also completed internships with The Australian Department of Communications and the Arts and public relations agency Fifty Acres.

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