Aug 6, 2019: The Cygnus unmanned cargo vehicle has successfully completed its eleventh mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The mission, called NG-11, 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 August 6th, with release occurring at 16:15 UTC. It conducted its secondary mission of releasing various CubeSats and currently waits in orbit for NG-12 to prove the capability of flying two Cygnus vehicles at once.
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 NG-11 cargo resupply mission, please visit the Cygnus website: http://www.northropgrumman.com/Capabilities/CRS/Pages