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News Archive / Tagged: S.S. Rick Husband

  • SFI Launch Highlights: Atlas V lifts Orbital ATK’s OA-6 Cygnus to ISS

    Jason RhianMarch 30th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A lot has to go exactly right for a mission to launch. The same is true in terms of getting video from the launch pad. The OA-6 mission got underway at the very opening of a roughly 30-minute window at 11:05 p.m. EDT (03:05 p.m. GMT) – lighting up the Florida skies and delivering an estimated 7,745 lbs (3,513 kg) of cargo and crew supplies to the International Space Station.

  • Heavyweight: ‘S.S. Rick Husband’ ferries Cygnus’ heaviest payload to date with OA-6

    Jason RhianMarch 23rd, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A ULA Atlas V 401 rocket, caused windows to rattle for miles around the Space Coast as the booster and S.S. Rick Husband Cygnus spacecraft ferried an estimated 7,756 lbs (3,518 kg) of cargo on its way to the ISS – the largest payload the spacecraft has sent aloft so far.

  • ULA Atlas V ready to launch heaviest payload to date with ‘S.S. Rick Husband’

    Jason RhianMarch 21st, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Orbital ATK's S.S. Rick Husband Cygnus cargo vessel is safely cocooned within a four-meter fairing atop a ULA Atlas V 401 booster at Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41). The ULA / Orbital ATK mission is contracted by NASA under the $1.9 billion Commercial Resupply Services.