langue en NASA - 22/04/2017

U.S. Commercial Cargo Ship Arrives at the International Space Station

On April 22, hours arriving at the International Space Station, Orbital ATKs Cygnus resupply ship was captured by Expedition 51 Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency and Commander Peggy Whitson of NASA using the Canadarm2 robotic arm.

Later, Cygnus was installed to the Earth-facing port of the Unity module where it will reside for the next three months. Cygnus is packed with 7,600 pounds of supplies and research for the crew aboard the orbiting laboratory