SS dock sellers are named in Salutation For an American astronaut who died in 2017, the spacecraft took off on an Antares rocket at 2:40 p.m. Saturday (19), Brasilia time, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Cygnus is scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station at approximately 6:35 a.m. on Monday, February 21. The approach and arrival of the spacecraft will be broadcast live NASA’s Youtube Channel From five in the morning on Monday. NASA astronauts Raja Chari and Kayla Barron will capture Cygnus using the station’s robotic arm, Canadarm 2. After capturing it, the spacecraft will be anchored to the Earth-facing port of the module.
This is the 17th resupply mission contracted to Northrop Grumman under the second commercial resupply services contract with NASA. In addition, it is the first Cygnus mission capable of performing a maneuver to boost the space station and raise its orbit. Currently, this maneuver can only be performed with Russian Progress (unmanned) or Soyuz (inhabited).
Russia also recently launched a cargo ship towards the International Space Station. Progress MS-19 took off on Monday (14) from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. On board were approximately three tons of fuel, food and materials for scientific experiments.
Russian spacecraft join to the International Space Station at 4:03 a.m. last Thursday (17), after spending two or more days in orbit around the Earth. No date has been set for his return to Earth yet.
Like Progress, Cygnus is unable to transport payloads from the International Space Station to the Earth’s surface. Both spacecraft are designed to “burn up” upon re-entry into our atmosphere, disintegrating completely with their contents. Therefore, they are used as “trash bins” and are loaded with items that must be disposed of before departure.
There is no danger of your parts or cargo hitting the ground. The worst that can happen is for someone on earth to make a beautiful wish.”shooting star“And it’s actually a burning trash can.
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