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Orbital Sciences Commercial Resupply Launch

Media Contacts

Josh Buck
Rachel Kraft
Trent Perrotto

Human Exploration and Operations
NASA Headquarters
202-358-1100


Dan Huot
International Space Station
Johnson Space Center
281-483-5111


Keith Koehler
Launch Range
Wallops Flight Facility
757-824-1579
 

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Orbital-2 Mission Ends Successfully

Orbital re-entry
Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus cargo carrier spacecraft broke up in Earth's atmosphere on Aug. 17, marking a successful end to the Orbital-2 mission. Next up is the Orbital-3 mission, currently slated to launch no earlier than Oct. 14.

Image Credit: NASA

Cygnus Images

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Orbital 2 Cargo By-The-Numbers

Total weight of cargo: 3293 pounds / 1493.8 kilograms

  • Crew supplies: 1684 pounds / 764.2 kilograms
    • Crew care packages
    • Crew provisions
    • Food
  • Hardware: 783 pounds / 355.1 kilograms
    • Crew Health Care System hardware
    • Environment Control and Life Support equipment
    • Electrical Power System hardware
    • Extravehicular Robotics equipment
    • Flight Crew Equipment
    • PL Facility
    • Structural & Mechanical equipment
    • Internal Thermal Control System hardware
  • Science and research: 721 pounds / 327 kilograms
    • CubeSats and deployers
    • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Dynamic Surf Hardware
    • Human Research Program resupply
  • Computer supplies: 18 pounds / 8.1 kilograms
    • Command and Data Handling
    • Photo and TV equipment
  • Spacewalk tools: 87 pounds / 39.4 kilograms

 

Page Last Updated: August 28th, 2014
Page Editor: Jason Roberts