The cargo spacecraft Cygnus was successfully separated from the launch vehicle Atlas V
WASHINGTON, 18 Jul — RIA Novosti. The cargo spacecraft Cygnus Orbital ATK successfully separated from carrier rocket Atlas V and entered the preset orbit to arrive at the International space station on April 22 broadcast of the launch led NASA website.
Start of the carrier rocket with the cargo ship was given from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral (Florida) to 11.11 on the East coast of the USA (18.11 GMT). Truck Cygnus belongs to the company, Orbital ATK, which performs cargo flights to the ISS under contract with NASA. Seventh Cygnus cargo mission to ISS bears the name of American astronaut John Glenn, who passed away late last year.
LIFTOFF! @OrbitalATK’s #Cygnus cargo vehicle leaves Earth to deliver cargo and supplies to @Space_Station: https://t.co/mzKW5uDsTi pic.twitter.com/iaXHHdKHye
— NASA (@NASA) April 18, 2017
“Receiving telemetry indicates that the Atlas V launched Cygnus on the right orbit,” — said the broadcaster. The successful launch confirmed the company United Launch Alliance, which owns the rocket.
The #Cygnus cargo vehicle has separated from the rocket & is now on its way to the @Space_Station, carrying #science: https://t.co/3LBUaXbTD3 pic.twitter.com/PUxEqjTpVK
— ISS Research (@ISS_Research) on 18 April 2017.
The truck dock with ISS is scheduled for 13.05 GMT on Saturday 22 April.
The ship will deliver into orbit about 3.8 tons of cargo: food, clothing, basic necessities and materials for scientific experiments. The ship will be in orbit for about three months.