At 6:04 p.m. EST, the twin UltraFlex solar arrays of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft completed deployment. All of Cygnus’ systems are reported in excellent shape.
The spacecraft is set to arrive at the International Space Station on Wednesday, Dec. 9. NASA crew members Kjell Lindgren and Scott Kelly will use the station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm to reach out and capture Cygnus at about 6:10 a.m. NASA TV coverage of rendezvous and grapple of Cygnus will begin at 4:45 a.m.
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4 thoughts on “Cygnus Safely in Orbit and Headed to Space Station”
is it possible to see the two satellites meet up from the ground ? I track the movements of the ISS and watch it pass over and think it would be amazing to see the link up !
Congratulations for Cygnus launch success!
I am so glad to watch the news!
Scott must have fired off a series of shots of the Atlas plume, how can we see them all? How far away was he when he got this particular one?
Congratulations for Cygnus