CYGNUS ARRIVES AT ISS

Cygnus spacecraft arrived without issue at International Space Station (ISS) Sunday, January 12, 2014 after Orbital’s Antares rocket successfully launched the unmanned capsule into space Thursday, January 9, 2014.

Astronauts aboard the Station used its robotic arm to capture and attach Cygnus to ISS. The 38 crew members were slated to begin unloading 2,780 pounds of supplies after the hatch opening, which was scheduled for Monday morning. Supplies included vital science experiments, crew provisions, spare parts, and other hardware.

VACCO is proud to have the following hardware components on board Cygnus:

AIRCRAFT

FILTRATION

PRECISION ETCHED

NAVY

SPACE