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/default.aspx