NASA Commercial Resupply Mission NG-18

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We bring essential supplies, experiments, and equipment to the International Space Station, with 17 successful missions completed since 2014

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NG-18 Mission Update

11/9/22: Cygnus has successfully berthed to the International Space Station, even though one of the two solar arrays did not deploy as planned. The S.S. Sally Ride, which launched aboard our Antares rocket, carried approximately 8,265 pounds of supplies, equipment and experiments for the astronauts aboard the station.

11/7/22: The NG-18 Cygnus spacecraft launched aboard our Antares rocket at 5:32 am ET from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia.

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Meet NG-18: The S.S. Sally Ride

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About the NG-18 Mission

Northrop Grumman is proud to name the NG-18 Cygnus spacecraft after former NASA astronaut Sally Ride. It’s the company’s tradition to name each Cygnus spacecraft in honor of an individual who has made great contributions to human spaceflight. Ride made history as the first female CapCom and the first American woman to fly in space. As a steadfast advocate for diversity and equality in science, she worked to provide equitable opportunities for quality STEM education to young girls and boys across the nation.

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NG-18 Launch Path

More about Cygnus and Antares

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Cygnus Spacecraft

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Antares Rocket

NG-18 in the News

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Northrop Grumman’s 18th Cygnus Cargo Resupply Spacecraft Arrives at International Space Station

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NASA Invites Media to Northrop Grumman’s Antares Cargo Resupply Launch

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Watch: Northrop Grumman Names Next Cygnus Mission After Space Pioneer Sally Ride