Cygnus - Orbital Sciences Corporation

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Mission: ISS resupply
Launch date: COTS cargo demo-TBD 2012
Launch vehicle: Antares
Launch site: Wallops Flight Facility, VA
Launch pad: N/A
Destination: ISS
Landing: TBD
Landing site:
Mission status: In development

Overview: The Cygnus advanced maneuvering spacecraft is being developed by Orbital to demonstrate cargo delivery services under a NASA Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) Space Act Agreement. In addition to the COTS development and demonstration program, Orbital will utilize the Cygnus to perform the ISS resupply flights under the Commercial Resupply Service (CRS) contract. This NASA contract authorizes eight missions between 2012 and 2015 carrying approximately 20,000 kg of cargo to the ISS as well as disposal of ISS waste.

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Cygnus_SS.jpg Cygnus approaching ISS

Cygnus-ISS.jpg Cygnus berthed to ISS

Cygnus-SystemArchitecture.jpg Cygnus logistics

MOVIES ___________________

CygnusAnimation.jpg ISS Cargo Delivery Animation

INTERACTIVES______________

 

Documents and PowerPoints
Cygnus_fact.pdf
Antares_Fact.pdf
COTS/CRS_Fact.pdf
COTS/CRS_Brochure.pdf

Commercial_Space_Transportation.ppt
Commercial Spaceflight Companies.ppt

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