Northrop Grumman is proud to name the NG-16 Cygnus spacecraft after former astronaut Ellison Onizuka. It is the company’s tradition to name each Cygnus spacecraft in honor of an individual who has made great contributions to human spaceflight.
The Cygnus system is a flight proven design incorporating elements drawn from Northrop Grumman and its partners’ existing, flight-proven spacecraft technologies.
Northrop Grumman is proud to name the NG-17 Cygnus spacecraft after former astronaut Piers Sellers.
Northrop Grumman's rocket design team is always working to design more reliable, better priced and more innovative rockets for customers and for emerging opportunities.
Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft, launched aboard our Antares rocket, performs cargo resupply missions for NASA to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract.
The Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus spacecraft launched Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at 9:16 p.m. EDT from Wallops Island, Virginia and completed its mission on Jan. 26 at 3:23 p.m. EST.