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STATION MANAGERS PUSH BACK NEXT CYGNUS CARGO FLIGHT TO NOVEMBER

STATION MANAGERS PUSH BACK NEXT CYGNUS CARGO FLIGHT TO NOVEMBER NASA and Orbital ATK have agreed to schedule the launch of the next Cygnus supply ship for Nov. 10 from Wallops Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, a delay of a month from the mission’s earlier target launch date to allow the flight to carry more cargo to the International Space Station, officials said. The new launch date also will allow time for station astronauts to complete three spacewalks in late October and early November to swap out a latching end effector on the station’s Canadian-built robotic arm and complete other maintenance tasks, according to Dan Hartman, NASA’s deputy space station program manager.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Aug 18)

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