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Cygnus NG-18



The Cygnus spacecraft on Northrop Grumman’s NG-18 mission is hauling about 8,265 pounds (3,749 kilograms) pounds of equipment to the International Space Station, just 1 pound shy of the mission’s total carrying capacity. Cygnus NG-18, dubbed the “S.S. Sally Ride” after the late NASA astronaut and educator, will spend about two days in orbit before arriving at the space station on Tuesday, Nov. 8. This is the 18th Northrop Grumman commercial resupply services mission as part of NASA’s Commercial Resupply Program.

The Cygnus spacecraft also carries scientific investigations on 3D printing of knee cartilage, plant mutations, and mudflow structure—along with a demonstration of camera technology and small satellites from Japan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

Alternate Names

  • 54232
  • CygnusNG18

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2022-11-07
Launch Vehicle: Antares
Launch Site: Wallops Island, United States
Mass: 3749 kg

Funding Agency

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)


  • 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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