Odyssey Welcomes NASA Flight Director Bryan Lunney

May 4, 2016: Odyssey Space Research is thrilled to announce that Bryan Lunney is joining the Odyssey team as Vice President. As Vice President, Bryan will work with the Odyssey team to continue delivering expert support in spacecraft development, operations, GNC, simulation, software, and mission analysis.

Bryan has extensive manned spaceflight and leadership experience including over 10 years as a NASA Flight Director for both Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions. In addition, he brings 3 years of experience in an aerospace startup company and another 2 years in the energy industry. While at NASA, Bryan received numerous awards including two NASA Outstanding Leadership Medals and two Exceptional Achievement Medals.

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SpaceX Dragon Resumes ISS Missions

SpaceX_CRS-8_PatchApril 10, 2016: SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) this morning! This is the first Dragon flight in nearly a year after losing the previous one due to a launch anomaly. It is also the eighth mission under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA. After a nominal launch from Cape Canaveral on April 8 and a smooth two-day rendezvous, Dragon reached ISS and was captured via robotic arm at 11:23 GMT on April 10, 2016.

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 OA-6 Successful Rendezvous

Cygnus_OA-6_approaching_the_ISSMarch 26, 2016: Orbital ATK’s unmanned Cygnus spacecraft successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) this morning on the fifth of its planned cargo missions under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA. Cygnus launched from Cape Canaveral on March 23 atop an Atlas V, successfully reaching ISS and being captured via robotic arm at 10:51 GMT on March 26, 2016.

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, which surpasses its previous longest duration by almost a month, 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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Fun at Top Golf

topgolf-nightMarch 8, 2016: Odyssey employees and families gathered at Top Golf on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 to play games and enjoy some time together away from their computers.topgolf-rishikof

While no one proved to be a future Master’s champion, they enjoyed swinging the clubs and sharing tasty food and beverages. All are excitedly looking forward to next time!

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Cygnus OA-4 Mission Complete!

February 20, 2016: The Orbital ATK Cygnus has successfully completed the OA-4 mission, its fourth flight under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract to conduct cargo missions 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 on February 19, with release occurring at 12:26 GMT. Re-entry followed a day later, with successful destructive re-entry completed at approximately 16:00 GMT. Odyssey’s role in Cygnus development was extensive, including System 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-4 mission, visit the Cygnus website: http://www.orbital.com/AdvancedSystems/CRS

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Successful Return to ISS for Cygnus!

Orbital_Sciences_CRS_Flight_4_PatchDecember 9, 2015: After a long wait due to launch vehicle anomalies, Orbital ATK’s unmanned Cygnus spacecraft successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) this morning! This is the fourth of the planned cargo missions under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA. After a nominal launch from Cape Canaveral on an Atlas V on December 6 and an uneventful rendezvous, Cygnus reached ISS and was captured via robotic arm at 11:19 GMT on December 9, 2015.

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 two months, its longest mission to date, 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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