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Cygnus cargo ship released from space station, heads for extended mission


Cygnus cargo ship released from space station, heads for extended mission Closing out 52 days at the International Space Station, an automated Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo craft left the research outpost Sunday to climb into a higher orbit for deployment of six CubeSats and further engineering experiments, before de-orbiting over Pacific Ocean later this month. European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, at the controls of the station’s Canadian-built robotic arm, sent the command to release the Cygnus spacecraft a few hours after the supply ship was removed from a berthing port on the station’s Harmony module.   More



(Source: SoaceFlight Now - Jul 16)

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