Cygnus Cargo Ship Captured by Space Station for Three-Month Stay & Critical Science Delivery

Booked for a three month stay, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus OA-7 cargo spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, hauling nearly 3,500 Kilograms of supplies to the orbiting laboratory to support dozens of scientific experiments, ISS maintenance, and an unprecedented CubeSat constellation for the exploration of a largely unknown region of Earth’s atmosphere.

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S.S. John Glenn Cargo Spacecraft races into Orbit atop Atlas V Rocket

A critical science-enabling cargo delivery to the International Space Station was successfully sent on its way on Tuesday when a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket rumbled away from Florida’s Cape Canaveral to place the Cygnus cargo spacecraft into orbit.

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Successful Dragon Splashdown concludes tenth SpaceX Visit to ISS

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft parachuted into the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, returning after a month-long mission to the International Space Station, delivering critical supplies to the orbiting outpost and picking up precious samples and science equipment eagerly awaited in laboratories across the United States

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Dragon departs Space Station after busy Cargo Mission, en-route to Splashdown Landing

SpaceX’s tenth operational Dragon cargo spacecraft departed the International Space Station on Sunday to embark on its homecoming that is expected to culminate in a parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, returning valuable samples and experiment hardware from the orbiting laboratory.

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NASA inks Agreement with Boeing for up to five Seats on Russian Soyuz Spacecraft

NASA quietly closed a deal with Boeing for up to five seats aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft to expand the U.S. Crew Complement aboard the International Space Station and gain additional margin in the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

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Dragon Cargo Craft successfully Captured by Space Station Crew after extended Rendezvous

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station on Thursday, captured by the Station’s robotic arm after an extended rendezvous that required Dragon to fly around the orbiting laboratory after a rendezvous attempt on Wednesday was waved off due to a problem with Dragon’s GPS navigation system.

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Last-Second Countdown Abort for Inaugural Falcon 9 Launch from LC-39A

The inaugural launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral’s historic Launch Complex 39A had to be scrubbed on Saturday after a late countdown abort due to a potential issue with an engine steering device on the rocket’s second stage.

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Falcon 9 declared GO for Historic Debut Launch from LC-39A with Dragon Cargo Craft

SpaceX and NASA are GO for Saturday’s planned launch of a Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon cargo spacecraft set for its tenth operational mission to the International Space Station, carrying 2,500 Kilograms of cargo to the orbiting laboratory.

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NASA considers ISS Crew Expansion in 2017/18, Looks into Options for Soyuz Seats in 2019

NASA is looking to temporarily increase the American crew contingent aboard the International Space Station from three to four as soon as September by purchasing seats on Russian Soyuz spacecraft given to Boeing in the dismantling of the failed Sea Launch endeavor.

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Orbital ATK books additional Ride on Atlas V for Cygnus Cargo Mission to ISS

Orbital ATK will call upon ULA’s Atlas V rocket one more time to deliver cargo to the International Space Station in the spring of 2017 to ensure the orbiting complex remains in a comfortable resupply situation and can operate at full capacity through what is shaping up to be a busy year for the ISS program.

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Cygnus Cargo Craft departs Space Station after record-setting Mission, Fiery Re-Entry ahead

The S.S. Deke Slayton II Cygnus OA-4 Cargo Craft departed the International Space Station after a 72-day stay to head towards the end of a highly successful mission that set a new record for the docked duration of a Commercial Resupply Craft and saw a number of firsts.

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U.S. Resupply Missions to ISS resume with flawless Cygnus Rendezvous

Cargo missions to the International Space Station have officially resumed with the successful rendezvous and capture of the Cygnus OA-4 spacecraft on Wednesday, marking the first Commercial Cargo Vehicle to arrive at ISS after launch failures of both Commercial Resupply Services Program partners.

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Cygnus inbound for Rendezvous with Space Station in record-setting Cargo Delivery Mission

Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft is set for its rendezvous with the International Space Station on Wednesday to mark a record-setting cargo delivery in the Commercial Resupply Services Program. Going through a methodical rendezvous process, Cygnus will link up with ISS to arrive at its Capture Point where it can be grappled by the Station’s robotic arm to mark the start of a berthed mission of up to two months.

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Photos: Cygnus blasts off atop Atlas V, setting sail for ISS

An Atlas V rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral on December 6, 2015 on the launcher’s first mission in support of the International Space Station, lifting the Cygnus OA-4 resupply craft into orbit.

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Videos: Atlas V blasts off on first Space Station Mission

An Atlas V rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral on December 6, 2015 on the launcher’s first mission in support of the International Space Station, lifting the Cygnus OA-4 resupply craft into orbit.

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Cygnus Resupply Mission to ISS begins with spectacular Sunset Launch of Atlas V

The Cygnus spacecraft is back in orbit for its return to flight mission to the International Space Station, coming back from last October’s Antares launch failure. Orbital ATK’s resupply spacecraft lifted off on Sunday atop an Atlas V rocket as the first in a pair of interim missions contracted to United Launch Alliance until the modified Antares rocket will be ready for flight using a new main engine system.

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Strong Winds keep Atlas V on the Ground, Cygnus Launch delayed to Saturday

The first mission of the Atlas V rocket to the International Space Station was kept on the ground by high winds on Friday, pushing the launch of the Cygnus OA-4 ISS resupply mission into the weekend.

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Florida Weather grounds Cygnus & Atlas V – Next Launch Attempt Friday

The return to flight of the Cygnus spacecraft and the very first mission of an Atlas V rocket in support of the International Space Station will have to wait at least one more day after bad weather kept the rocket on the ground on Thursday.

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Atlas V ready for first Space Station Launch Thursday, lifting Cygnus Resupply Craft

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket has been rolled to its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in preparation for the rocket’s first mission in support of the International Space Station, launching the Cygnus OA-4 resupply mission.

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International Space Station completes next Round of CubeSat Deployments

The deployment of CubeSats from the International Space Station resumed this week with a total of 16 satellites up for release Monday through Wednesday comprised of two Danish satellites for the monitoring of ship and aircraft traffic and 14 Planet Labs Doves to become part of the company’s Earth Observation satellite constellation.

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