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

NASA Sets March Launch Date for Orbital ATK's 7th ISS Cargo Flight - top government contractors - best government contracting event

NASA Sets March Launch Date for Orbital ATK's 7th ISS Cargo Flight - top government contractors - best government contracting eventOrbital 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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