langue en NASA - 03/05/2019

Post launch status of Orbital 2 Mission updated

During a NASA TV press briefing, representatives from NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation updated the status of the Cygnus cargo craft, which launched from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Sunday, July 13 at 12:52 p.m. ET on the Orbital-2 Mission to the International Space Station.

The Cygnus spacecraft is carrying more than 3,000 pounds of supplies for the station, including science experiments, crew provisions, spare parts and experiment hardware.

This and future commercial cargo resupply flights will ensure a robust national capability to deliver critical science research to orbit, significantly increasing NASA's ability to conduct new science investigations to the only laboratory in microgravity.