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NG-15 Mission Updates
The next Cygnus launch aboard our Antares rocket is scheduled for February 20, 2021 at 12:36 p.m. ET, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia.
Update: The Antares rocket lifted off from Wallops Island, Virginia Feb. 20, at 12:36 p.m. ET. Cygnus will rendezvous with the station on Feb. 22 at 3 a.m., with capture scheduled for 4:40 a.m. ET.
Update: The S.S. Katherine Johnson, Cygnus arrived at the International Space Station on Feb. 22 at 4:38 a.m. ET, delivering more than 8,000 pounds of cargo.
Update: The S.S. Katherine Johnson, Cygnus berthed to the International Space Station at 7:16 a.m. ET on Feb.22. Cygnus will remain at the space station until May.
About the Mission
Northrop Grumman is proud to name the NG-15 Cygnus spacecraft after NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, a Black woman who time and again broke through barriers of gender and race. It is a company tradition to name each Cygnus spacecraft after an individual who has played a pivotal role in human spaceflight. Her hand-written calculations were critical to America’s success during our first human spaceflight missions.
Learn more about Johnson and the NG-15 Mission.