Sunday, January 12, 2014

Orbital Sciences Corp.Has First Successful ISS Delivery

Orbital Sciences Corp. saw a successful capture of its Cygnus supply spacecraft by the ISS' robotic arm.   Cygnus was attached Cygnus to the space station's Harmony where its 2700 pounds of supplies, spare parts and scientific equipment will be off-loaded and then in February, the craft will be detached for a destructive reentry.

NASA now has two resupply companies with Orbital Sciences successful capture.  The first being Space Exploration Technologies  or SpaceX.  

Future missions for both of the partners will be manned launches to the ISS, possibly within the next three years. 

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