The solar arrays that will keep Cygnus’ batteries charged have deployed successfully. Now that Cygnus has reached its initial orbit and is on its way to the International Space Station, launch blog coverage has concluded.
The cargo ship will rendezvous with the International Space Station on Wednesday, July 16. It will be grappled at about 6:39 a.m. by Commander Steve Swanson of NASA. He will be assisted in a backup position by Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency. Cygnus will be attached to the Earth-facing port of the station’s Harmony node and will remain in place for about one month. It is scheduled depart the space station on August 15.
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