Space Station Cooling Issue Delays Decision On Cargo Launch

By Mark Carreau
Source: Aerospace Daily & Defense Report

The Orbital Sciences mission represents the company’s first under a $1.9 billion, eight-flight Commercial Resupply Services contract reached with NASA in late 2008. The company qualified for the contract with a successful demonstration flight to the ISS flown under NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program in September and October.

The latest Cygnus freighter is to follow a three-day trip to the ISS and remain berthed for 42 days.


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