At NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft was moved from payload processing to spacecraft fueling early on the morning of April 30.
The Cygnus for the CRS-9 mission — Orbital ATK’s ninth contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station — is scheduled to launch aboard the company’s Antares rocket no earlier than 5:04 a.m. EDT May 20.
Launch will be from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A at NASA Wallops.
Cargo resupply by U.S. companies ensures a national capability to deliver critical science research to the space station, significantly increasing NASA’s ability to conduct new science investigations in the world’s only microgravity laboratory.
More information about Orbital ATK’s cargo resupply work with NASA: https://www.nasa.gov/orbitalatk