Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Waspie_Dwarf

Cygnus Closes in on Station

2 posts in this topic

Astronauts Review Robotics as Cygnus Closes in on Station

The six astronauts and cosmonauts of the International Space Station’s Expedition 40 crew supported a variety of science investigations Tuesday and squeezed in a final robotic practice session as they get set to capture a commercial cargo craft packed with more than a ton and a half of science and supplies.

Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus commercial cargo vehicle is closing in on the station with several rendezvous burns to fine-tune its path for a Wednesday morning rendezvous with the orbiting complex.

arrow3.gifRead more...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Space Station Live: Orbital-2 Robotics

NASA Public Affairs Officer Brandi Dean talks with Robotics Officer Melanie Miller about the robotics operations supporting the capture and berthing of Orbital Sciences' Cygnus cargo craft. Commander Steve Swanson and Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst will be at the robotics workstation in the International Space Station's cupola to grapple Cygnus with the 57-foot Canadarm2 robotic arm at 6:39 a.m. Wednesday. The robotics team at Houston's Mission Control Center then will command the arm to position Cygnus for its installation on the Earth-facing port of the Harmony node. Cygnus is carrying almost 3,300 pounds of supplies to the station to expand the research capability of the Expedition 40 crew.

Credit: NASA

Source: NASA - Multimedia

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.