OA-9 End of Mission

July 30, 2018: The Cygnus unmanned cargo vehicle has successfully completed its ninth mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The mission, called OA-9, was conducted for NASA under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. Odyssey engineers supported from the Johnson Space Center Mission Control Complex as it was released and departed from ISS on July 15th, with release occurring at 12:37 UTC. After conducting some non-resupply-related operations, re-entry occurred on July 30th at 09:17 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 Cygnus and NASA team!

For more information on Cygnus and the OA-9 cargo resupply mission, please visit the Cygnus website: http://www.northropgrumman.com/Capabilities/CRS/Pages

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SpX-15 Arrives at ISS Successfully

Spx-15_approachJuly 2, 2018: The unmanned Dragon cargo resupply vehicle successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) this morning on its fifteenth trip to the orbiting outpost. Flying for NASA under the Commercial Resupply Services contract, SpaceX’s Dragon launched from Cape Canaveral atop a Falcon 9 rocket on June 29th, reaching ISS after a three-day rendezvous. It was captured via robotic arm today at 10:54 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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Adventures in Bowling

AMF_bowlingJune 19, 2018: Odyssey employees and their families headed to the AMF Alpha Lanes in Webster for an evening of bowling and socializing tonight. We had some memorable scores and a great time!

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OA-9 Reaches ISS

OA-9_patchMay 24, 2018: The unmanned Cygnus spacecraft successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) this morning on the ninth cargo mission under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA. Cygnus launched from Cape Canaveral on May 21st atop an Antares 230 rocket, successfully reaching ISS and being captured via robotic arm at 9:26 UTC today.

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 seven weeks 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

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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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