SpX-11 Mission Complete

July 3, 2017: SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft has completed its eleventh Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Odyssey engineers supported from the Johnson Space Center Mission Control Complex as release and departure from ISS went smoothly this morning. Re-entry followed a few hours later, with successful splashdown occurring in the Pacific Ocean at 12:12 GMT. Odyssey’s role in Dragon development was extensive, including Dragon Guidance Navigation and Control (GN&C) and System Engineering design support, as well as Independent Verification and Validation of all safety critical software. Congratulations to the entire SpaceX and NASA team! For more information on the SpaceX Dragon or the SpX-11 mission, visit the SpaceX website: http://www.spacex.com

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Successful End to OA-7 Mission!

June 11, 2017: Orbital ATK has successfully completed the Cygnus OA-7 mission, its seventh Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Odyssey engineers supported from the Johnson Space Center Mission Control Complex as Cygnus was released and departed from ISS on June 4, with release occurring at 13:10 GMT. After conducting the Saffire-III experiment and releasing several cubesats, re-entry occurred on June 11, with successful destructive re-entry completed at 17:08 GMT.

Odyssey’s role in Cygnus development was extensive, including Systems Engineering design support, Concept of Operations development, Robotic Capture design and analysis, and Independent Verification and Validation of all safety critical software. Congratulations to the entire Orbital ATK and NASA team for another successful mission!

For more information on Cygnus and the OA-7 mission, visit the Cygnus website: http://www.orbital.com/AdvancedSystems/CRS

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Dragon CRS-11 Reaches ISS

SpaceX_CRS-11_PatchJune 5, 2017: SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) this morning, on its eleventh mission under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA and the first featuring a previously flown Dragon capsule. After launching from launch pad LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center on June 3 and conducting a smooth two-day rendezvous, Dragon reached ISS and was captured via robotic arm at 13:52 GMT on June 5, 2017.

Odyssey personnel supported from the Mission Control Complex at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX throughout the rendezvous and capture. Dragon will remain attached to ISS for approximately a month before departing for a controlled atmospheric re-entry and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean for retrieval. Congratulations to the entire SpaceX team!

For more information, visit the SpaceX website: http://www.spacex.com

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Cygnus CRS-7 Successfully Reaches ISS

Orbital_Sciences_CRS_Flight_7_PatchApril 22, 2017: This morning, the unmanned Cygnus spacecraft successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS). This is the seventh of its planned cargo missions under Orbital ATK’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA. Cygnus launched from Cape Canaveral on April 18 atop an Atlas V, successfully reaching ISS and being captured via robotic arm at 10:05 GMT on April 22, 2017.

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 nearly three months before departing for a destructive atmospheric re-entry. Congratulations to the entire Orbital ATK team!

For more information, visit the Orbital ATK website: http://www.orbital.com/AdvancedSystems/CRS

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SpX-10 End of Mission!

March 19, 2017: Today SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft completed its tenth Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Odyssey engineers supported from the Johnson Space Center Mission Control Complex as release and departure from ISS went smoothly this morning. Re-entry followed a few hours later, with successful splashdown occurring at 14:46 GMT.

Odyssey’s role in Dragon development was extensive, including Dragon Guidance Navigation and Control (GN&C) and System Engineering design support, as well as Independent Verification and Validation of all safety critical software. Congratulations to the entire SpaceX and NASA team!

For more information on the SpaceX Dragon CRS-10 mission, visit the SpaceX website: http://www.spacex.com

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Successful SpX-10 ISS Arrival

SpX-10_approaches_the_ISSFebruary 23, 2017: SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) this morning, on the tenth mission under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA. Following launch from Cape Canaveral on February 16, the Dragon spacecraft performed an automatic abort on its first rendezvous attempt. After safely following a 24-hour “racetrack” trajectory, Dragon reached ISS and was captured via robotic arm at 10:44 GMT on February 23, 2017.

Odyssey personnel supported from the Mission Control Complex at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX throughout the rendezvous and capture. Dragon will remain attached to ISS for approximately a month before departing for a controlled atmospheric re-entry and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean for retrieval. Congratulations to the entire SpaceX team!

For more information, visit the SpaceX website: http://www.spacex.com

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