A Northrop Grumman spacecraft has reached the International Space Station for its 10th cargo resupply mission with NASA.
The company said Monday the Cygnus spacecraft, also called “S.S. John Young,” transported 7.4K pounds of crew supplies and research materials to ISS after it launched Saturday from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia aboard an Antares rocket.
ISS crew used the station’s robotic arm to capture the spacecraft, guided it into the berthing port and installed it onto the space station. They are now set to unlock the hatch and unload the supplies from the cargo module.
Cygnus will depart in February 2019 after around three months of being docked at the space station.
Re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere will occur once the spacecraft fields three CubeSats through the NanoRacks External Cygnus Deployment Program.
One of these CubeSats is MySat-1, which Khalifa University developed with Northrop and United Arab Emirates-based satellite provider Al Yah Satellite Communications under the Space Systems and Technology Concentration program.