April 19, 2019: Northrop Grumman’s unmanned Cygnus spacecraft successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) this morning. Flying the 11th and final cargo mission under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS1) contract with NASA, the S. S. Roger Chaffee was captured via robotic arm at 9:28 UTC today after launching from Cape Canaveral on April 17th atop an Antares 230 rocket.
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 three months before departing for a destructive atmospheric re-entry. Congratulations to the entire Cygnus team!
For more information, visit the Cygnus website: http://www.northropgrumman.com/Capabilities/CRS/Pages/default.aspx