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Simulated Cygnus Payload



The Cygnus Mass Simulator is a dummy payload representing the mass properties of the Cygnus-PCM spacecraft on the maiden flight of the Antares-110 rocket (A-One mission).

On the mass simulator, two ISIPod cubesat dispensers are mounted to deploy four cubesats flown as piggy-back payloads. The cubesats were ejected before the mass simulator was separated from the second stage.

Alternate Names

  • 39145
  • Cygnus
  • SimCygnus

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-04-21
Launch Vehicle: Antares
Launch Site: Wallops Island, United States

Funding Agency

  • Orbital Sciences Corp (United States)


  • Other

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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