Spacecraft prepped for next Wallops launch to ISS

Posted at 2:50 PM, Apr 04, 2014


The Cygus spacecraft has now been fully integrated with the Antares rocket in anticipation of the May 6th launch from Wallops Flight Facility.

It has also been loaded with more than half of the 1,650 kg of cargo that it is scheduled to carry to the International Space Station next month.

The Cygnus Service Module was mated to the Pressurized Cargo Module on Friday, April 4th at Wallops after arriving at the facility on March 31st.

This week, the Cygnus team will conduct full systems tests before moving the spacecraft to the fueling facility at the Wallops launch site later next week.

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