OA-9_patchMay 24, 2018: The unmanned Cygnus spacecraft successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) this morning on the ninth cargo mission under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA. Cygnus launched from Cape Canaveral on May 21st atop an Antares 230 rocket, successfully reaching ISS and being captured via robotic arm at 9:26 UTC today.

Odyssey personnel supported from the Mission Control Complex at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX throughout the rendezvous and capture. Cygnus will remain attached to ISS for approximately seven weeks before departing for a destructive atmospheric re-entry. Congratulations to the entire Cygnus team!

For more information, visit the Cygnus website: http://www.northropgrumman.com/Capabilities/CRS/Pages/default.aspx