tech2 News Staff
2018/11/18 10:18 IST
Northrop Grumman's Cygnus cargo ship was successfully launched to supply the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday, statement.
The Cygnus spacecraft, containing about 3,400 kilograms of science, research, supplies and hardware, was abandoned in the Antares 230 rocket from NASA's Wallios Flight Facility, Announce.
This distribution schedule for ISS crews will deliver Northrop Grumman to the ISS for the tenth. The ship is expected to arrive at the station on Monday, November 19.
The crew supplementary mission allows ISS astronauts to conduct dozens of new, ongoing surveys and contribute to nearly 250 scientific and research studies. Some of these Experiment Demonstrations of 3D printing, astronomical formation in stardust, recycling and simulation. NASA said In the statement.
Cygnus also carried medical supplies, space suits and other equipment to replace items that had not orbited last month due to a Russian rocket failure last month. The two men on the rocket survived the emergency landing.
Three other astronauts will be launched on December 3 in Kazakhstan.
The Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to stay for another three months before the devastating re-entry of the ISS into the Earth's atmosphere. In a multi-year agreement with NASA, the Cygnus freighter is part of the ongoing garbage disposal system for garbage in the ISS.
The unmanned Cygnus cargo ship is designed to burn when entering the atmosphere again, providing an excellent opportunity for garbage disposal.
The ship is loaded with tons of garbage from the ISS, passing through the Earth's atmosphere and being destroyed with the ship in a crisp condition.
This swan (or swan) has earned a reputation as an astronaut by the name of "John Young". Young died in January of this year.
SpaceX is NASA's other commercial shipper for space agencies. The Dragon Capsule is scheduled to take off in early December.
The Cygnus spacecraft will remain in space until February.