CYGNUS SOARS TO ISS

On Thursday, January 9, 2014, Orbital’s Antares rocket successfully launched the unmanned Cygnus capsule toward International Space Station (ISS) beginning its first Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission.

Cygnus will deliver about 2,780 pounds of cargo to the Expedition 38 astronauts and remain attached to the station until February 18th before departing with approximately 2,800 pounds of disposable cargo for a safe, destructive reentry over the Pacific Ocean. This CRS Orb1-mission follows the successful demonstration flight, Orb-D1, which was launched September 18, 2013, and ended October 22, 2013.

VACCO is proud to have several hardware components on board Cygnus:

AIRCRAFT

FILTRATION

PRECISION ETCHED

NAVY

SPACE