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News Archive / Tagged: Cygnus

  • NG-13 Cygnus departs ISS for extended mission

    Derek RichardsonMay 11th, 2020

    After 83 days attached to the International Space Station, the three-person Expedition 63 crew today bid farewell to the NG-13 Cygnus cargo ship after it supplied the outpost with some 3,400 kilograms of supplies and equipment.

  • GALLERY: Alan Bean makes art – one more time

    Jason RhianNovember 2nd, 2019

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. -- Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket successfully launched the "Alan Bean" Cygnus spacecraft at 9:59 a.m. EST (13:59 GMT) on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. The NG-12 Cygnus spacecraft and the 8,200 pounds (3,719 kg) worth of crew supplies, cargo, experiments and hardware was launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A in Virginia.

  • Northrop Grumman’s NG 12 paints the sky in honor of an American legend

    Patrick AttwellNovember 2nd, 2019

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. – NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services program continues to send payloads arcing across the sky. Today Northrop Grumman did it again, this one's orbital trajectory was marked - with a paintbrush.

  • Northrop Grumman NG-12 launch could be visible four states away

    Jason RhianNovember 1st, 2019

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. -- Whenever a rocket lifts off it's a pretty dramatic event. The scheduled launch of a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket should be no exception. A NASA map suggests that the NG-12 flight could be visible from up to four states away.

  • NG-11 Cygnus released to begin multi-month post-ISS mission

    Derek RichardsonAugust 6th, 2019

    Northrop Grumman’s NG-11 Cygnus departed the ISS after a 109-day stay aboard the outpost to begin a multi-month free-flying secondary mission.

  • Video: SpaceFlight Insider’s Space Bulletin for April 19, 2019

    Derek RichardsonApril 19th, 2019

    In this week's Space Bulletin, the world's largest aircraft takes flight while the NG-11 Cygnus spacecraft launches to and berths with the ISS.

  • NG-11 Cygnus begins 3-month ISS stay

    Derek RichardsonApril 19th, 2019

    Two days after launch, Northrop Grumman’s NG-11 Cygnus cargo freighter rendezvoused and was berthed to the International Space Station's Unity module.

  • Gallery: S.S. Roger Chaffee lifts off on flight to ISS

    Jason RhianApril 17th, 2019

    Taking to the skies at the very opening of a five-minute long launch window, Northrop Grumman Corporation's S.S. Roger Chaffee Cygnus cargo freighter leaped into the skies from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A. The mission got underway at 4:46 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

  • NG-10 Cygnus ends post-ISS mission after deploying satellites

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 25th, 2019

    Northrop Grumman’s NG-10 Cygnus has performed its deorbit burn to fall back into the atmosphere, breaking apart as it re-entered over the Pacific Ocean.

  • NG-10 Cygnus departs ISS to perform secondary mission

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 8th, 2019

    Northrop Grumman’s NG-10 Cygnus spacecraft has departed the International Space Station after three months at the orbiting complex.

  • Notes on the Run: What is it like to see a rocket launch?

    Jason RhianDecember 15th, 2018

    One of the questions I'm often asked is “What’s it like attending a rocket launch?” Perhaps the best way to answer the question is by detailing some of our recent experiences during the launch of Northrop Grumman's S.S. John Young to the International Space Station.

  • NG-10 Cygnus brings experiments, supplies to ISS crew

    Derek RichardsonNovember 19th, 2018

    Less than 24 hours after Progress MS-10 docked with the International Space Station, the NG-10 Cygnus spacecraft rendezvoused with the orbiting outpost.

  • Gallery: Antares lights up Virginia skies with Cygnus flight to space station

    Derek RichardsonNovember 18th, 2018

    In the dark of night, an Antares rocket launched from Virginia to send the Cygnus cargo ship to orbit to resupply the International Space Station.

  • Forever Young: NG-10 Cygnus departs Earth, bound for the International Space Station

    Michael ColeNovember 17th, 2018

    The skies of the U.S. East Coast were lit up as an Antares rocket with the NG-10 Cygnus spacecraft tore brightly and loudly like a torch into the heavens.

  • How does Northrop Grumman secure Antares during powerful storms?

    Jason RhianNovember 15th, 2018

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. -- A powerful "Nor'easter" storm that is hanging off the Atlantic Coast has caused mission managers to push back the flight an additional day. What does Northrop Grumman have in place to handle turbulent weather such as this one?