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NASA Commercial Resupply Mission

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Night view of the Antares Rocket lifting off from Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia

NG-14 Mission Updates

The Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus spacecraft launched Friday, Oct. 2, at 9:16 p.m. EDT from Wallops Island, Virginia.

Update: We have confirmed that the solar arrays are fully deployed on the S.S. Kalpana Chawla Cygnus. The spacecraft is set to rendezvous with the International Space Station on Oct. 5.

Update: The Cygnus spacecraft was successfully captured by Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA using the International Space Station’s robotic Canadarm2 at 5:32 a.m. EDT.

The S.S. Kalpana Chawla will remain docked to the International Space Station for approximately three months.

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About the Mission

Northrop Grumman is proud to name the NG-14 Cygnus spacecraft after former astronaut Kalpana Chawla. It is the company’s tradition to name each Cygnus after an individual who has played a pivotal role in human spaceflight. Chawla was selected in honor of her prominent place in history as the first woman of Indian descent to go to space.

Learn more about Chawla and the NG-14 Mission.

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More about Antares and Cygnus

Antares Rocket on flatbed, being transported to launchpad in Wallops Island, Virginia

Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket is a two-stage vehicle with optional third stage that provides low-Earth orbit launch capability for payloads weighing up to 8,000 kg.

Cygnus in orbit with the International Space Station (ISS)

The Cygnus system is a flight proven design incorporating elements drawn from Northrop Grumman and its partners' existing, flight-proven spacecraft technologies.

A beautiful evening sunset and the Antares Rocket on launchpad in Wallops Island, Virginia as it prepares for launch to Space.

Northrop Grumman is set to launch its 14th resupply mission to the ISS. The Cygnus spacecraft will launch aboard the company’s Antares rocket with nearly 8,000 pounds of scientific research, supplies and hardware for the astronauts aboard the station.

Night capture of rocket lifiting off in to the sky

Northrop Grumman successfully launched its Cygnus cargo resupply spacecraft, the S.S. Kalpana Chawla, to the International Space Station.

Cygnus equipment floating in space with earth in background

Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft was successfully captured by Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA using the International Space Station’s robotic Canadarm2 at 5:32 a.m. EDT after its launch on the company’s Antares rocket on Oct. 2 from Wallops Island.

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