sygnus
February 19, 2014
Categories: ISS, NASA, Sygnus

Cygnus private cargo spacecraft that flew to the ISS in mid-January was undocked from the American Harmony module to perform controlled flight, – NASA representative reported.

NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins with the help of japanese colleague Koichi Wakata undocked the spacecraft using Canadarm manipulator.

Cygnys spacecraft designed by Orbital Sciences company was the second private spacecraft after Dragon made by SpaceX.

This time he flew to the ISS for the second time, the first flight that was demonstrational took place in september 2013.

Cygnus started his first of 8 planned flights on January 9. The spacecraft delivered about 1,46 tons of cargo to the ISS including scientific equipment, foodstuffs and clothes for the crew, tools for EVA and computer components. Besides the vehicle brought to the ISS 33 small satellites of CubeSat series and artificial an-hill for biological experiments.

The astronauts filled the spacecraft with trash, on February 19 at about 17.00 Moscow time the engines will be ignited for deorbiting and Cygnus spacecraft will burn in the dense atmosphere above Pacific region.

Image credit – NASA

comments

More from this category:
1369245917
February 4, 2016

Yesterday, on February 03, 2016, Russian cosmonauts Yuri Malenchenko and Sergey Volkov sucessfully completed the first spacewalk in accordance with Russian ISS flight program for…

full story
SHL_2456
June 21, 2016

Hero of Russian Federation Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka who has taken part in 5 space missions celebrates his Birthday today, on June 21. His first spaceflight…

full story
rollout
May 27, 2013

According to press-service of Gagarin Cosmonaut Trainin Center, on May 26, 2013, following the launch preparation plan Soyuz space rocket was rolled out and installed…

full story
I_UTbz_PZ1g
February 6, 2015

Baikonur specialists go on working on ISS program implementation. On February 04 Progress Rocket and Space Centre specialists conducted pneumatic tests of Soyuz-U booster first…

full story
ProgressM-20M
July 29, 2013

Progress M-20M cargo vehicle successfully docked to the ISS on Sunday delivered to the orbit equipment necessary to repair American EMU (Extravehicular Mobility Unit), spacesuit,…

full story
Asteroids-1024x768
April 19, 2013

Russian scientists develop a project on creating protective belt on the orbit of small asteroids that could be used to change the orbit of other…

full story
tourch_to_space
August 19, 2013

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazansky flying to ISS late September will carry the Olympic Torch into the open space on November 9, –…

full story
sygnus
February 19, 2014

Cygnus private cargo spacecraft that flew to the ISS in mid-January was undocked from the American Harmony module to perform controlled flight, – NASA representative…

full story