NASA Sets March Launch Date for Orbital ATK’s 7th ISS Cargo Flight

Orbital ATK has delivered the pressurized cargo module for the Cygnus spacecraft to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center ahead of a scheduled launch in March.

The spacecraft will undergo processing and assembly at the facility and its shipment concludes a new milestone for NASA’s next International Space Station cargo mission, NASA said Tuesday.

NASA plans to launch the OA-7 mission on March 16 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The Cygnus spacecraft will take off aboard an Atlas V rocket with crew supplies, equipment and scientific experiments bound for the ISS.

OA-7 will mark Orbital ATK’s seventh flight to ISS under its Commercial Resupply Services -1 contract with NASA.

The company completed its sixth delivery mission in November 2016.

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