“S.S. Katherine Johnson” ready for liftoff aboard Antares rocket carrying vital supplies and equipment for the crew aboard the station
NASA Commercial Resupply Mission-NG-15
NASA Commercial Resupply Mission
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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.
Update: The Cygnus spacecraft left the International Space Station to begin the next phase of the NG-15 mission. Cygnus was released by the station’s robotic arm at 12:32 p.m. ET, carrying more than 8,000 pounds of disposable cargo. Cygnus will remain in orbit for approximately three days to carry out the secondary phase of the mission.
Update: The NG-15 Cygnus spacecraft completed its mission on July 1, 9:15 p.m. ET.
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.