Successful end to SpX-14 Mission

May 5, 2018: The fourteenth unmanned Dragon cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) was completed successfully today by SpaceX. Odyssey engineers supported from the Johnson Space Center Mission Control Complex as Dragon departed ISS, starting with release from the SSRMS robotic arm at 13:23 UTC. Re-entry followed a few hours later, with successful splashdown occurring at 19:03 UTC in the Pacific Ocean. Odyssey is proud of its continued support of all the Visiting Vehicles to the ISS. Congratulations to the entire SpaceX and NASA team! For more information on the SpaceX Dragon, visit the SpaceX website: http://www.spacex.com

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SpX-14 Reaches ISS

Spx-14_patchApril 4, 2018: SpX-14, the fourteenth unmanned Dragon cargo resupply mission for NASA under the Commercial Resupply Services contract, successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) this morning. Dragon launched from Cape Canaveral atop a Falcon 9 rocket on April 2nd, reaching ISS after a two-day rendezvous. It was captured via robotic arm today at 10:40 UTC, completing the first portion of its mission.

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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SpX-13 Ends Mission Successfully

January 13, 2018: SpaceX has successfully completed the thirteenth unmanned Dragon cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Odyssey engineers supported from the Johnson Space Center Mission Control Complex as departure from ISS went smoothly this morning, starting with release from the SSRMS robotic arm at 09:58 UTC. Re-entry followed a few hours later, with successful splashdown occurring at 15:37 UTC in the Pacific Ocean. Odyssey is proud of its continued support of all the Visiting Vehicles to the ISS. Congratulations to the entire SpaceX and NASA team! For more information on the SpaceX Dragon, visit the SpaceX website: http://www.spacex.com

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An Evening with The Last Jedi

Star_CinemaDecember 19, 2017: Odyssey held a private screening of The Last Jedi for employees and their families at Star Cinema Grill in Friendswood this evening. While opinions of the movie were mixed, all agreed that it was a fun evening together!

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OA-8 Mission Complete

December 18, 2017: The Orbital ATK Cygnus has successfully completed the OA-8 mission. This was the eighth Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) for Cygnus. Odyssey engineers supported from the Johnson Space Center Mission Control Complex as it was released and departed from ISS on December 6th, with release occurring at 13:11 UTC. After conducting some non-resupply-related operations, re-entry occurred on December 18th, with successful destructive re-entry completed at 12:54 UTC.

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 more information on Cygnus and the OA-8 mission, visit the Cygnus website: http://www.orbital.com/AdvancedSystems/CRS

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Successful SpX-13 ISS Arrival

SpX-13_attachedDecember 17, 2017: SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon cargo resupply spacecraft successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) for the thirteenth time this morning. Dragon launched from Cape Canaveral atop a Falcon 9 rocket on December 15th, reaching ISS after a two-day rendezvous. It was captured via robotic arm today at 10:57 UTC, completing the first portion of its mission under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA.

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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