Cygnus-9 Docks With ISS Unity Module

The Cygnus-9 resupply cargo ship has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS). The Orbital ATK Cygnus vehicle docked with the station’s Unity module yesterday.

The resupply mission docked with the station at 12:13 UTC with 3350 kilograms of equipment and supplies. Included in the Cygnus-9 cargo is1,191 kgs of vehicle hardware, 1,021 kgs of science investigations, 811 kgs of crew supplies, 132 kgs of spacewalk equipment, and 100 kgs of computer resources.

The Orbital ATK Cygnus-9 resupply spacecraft has successfully docked with the ISS Unity module.
Cygnus-9 joined three other spacecraft currently docked with the station | Image credit: NASA

The Orbital ATK Cygnus-9 spacecraft will spend around seven weeks docked to the ISS departing in July. The spacecraft is then expected to launch several three CubeSats (RainCube, TEMPEST-D and CubeRRT) before performing a destructive reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.

Feature image credit: JSC

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