dimanche 29 septembre 2013

ISS Crew Captures Cygnus

Orbital - Cygnus ISS Cargo Resupply Service patch.

Sept. 29, 2013

 Cygnus captured by Canadarm2

International Space Station Expedition 37 crew members successfully captured the Orbital Sciences Cygnus cargo spacecraft with the station’s robotic arm at 7:00 a.m. EDT.

Installation on the port of the station's Harmony module

Following its capture, the spacecraft is being maneuvered by Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Karen Nyberg of NASA for installation onto the Earth-facing port of the station's Harmony module.

Cygnus Spacecraft Captured by Station's Robotic Arm

Nyberg and Parmitano began their workday aboard the space station reviewing Cygnus’ cargo manifest and discussing with ground teams the plan to unload the cargo.  During the month that Cygnus is berthed to the station, the crew will unload its 1,300 pounds of cargo and reload it with trash for disposal when Cygnus departs for a destructive re-entry in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Orbital - Antares Cygnus ISS Resupply Mission (Updated)

For more information about the mission and the International Space Station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station

For more information about Orbital Sciences Corporation, visit: http://www.orbital.com/

Images, Video, Text, Credits: NASA / NASA TV / Orbital.

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