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Cygnus Orb-1

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2014-003A

Description

After separation from Antares, Cygnus will deploy its solar arrays and undergo initial check-out. The spacecraft will conduct a series of thruster burns to raise its orbit to bring it within 4 km of the ISS prior to receiving authorization to autonomously rendezvous with the station. When the vehicle approaches to within 12 meters, the astronauts will use the station’s robotic arm to grapple Cygnus and berth it to the Harmony node of the station. Cygnus is planned to remain berthed at the ISS for 42 days during which time the station crew will load Cygnus with materials for disposal. At the end of the mission Cygnus will depart the station and reenter the Earth’s atmosphere.

Alternate Names

  • 39502
  • Orb-1
  • CygnusOrb1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2014-01-09
Launch Vehicle: Antares
Launch Site: Wallops Island, United States
Mass: 1261 kg

Funding Agency

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)

Discipline

  • Resupply/Refurbishment/Repair

Additional Information

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

 
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