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Northrop’s Cygnus to Kick Off ‘SharkSat’ Tech Demo Upon Departure From ISS

Northrop Grumman Cygnus

Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to depart the International Space Station and host a two-week demonstration of the SharkSat payload once it leaves the ISS. SharkSat is intended to test and demonstrate multiprocessor systems, digital receivers, integrated circuits and other electronic components to facilitate the development of a Ka-band software defined radio that could have potential applications in 5G, space-to-ground and space-to-space communications.

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Northrop’s Cygnus Spacecraft Arrives at ISS for 10th Cargo Resupply Mission

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 …

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Northrop Launches Cygnus Spacecraft for 10th ISS Cargo Mission

Northrop Grumman on Saturday launched the Cygnus cargo spacecraft on a mission to deliver 7,400 pounds of NASA‘s scientific equipment and crew supplies to the  International Space Station. The company said Saturday its vehicle, nicknamed S.S. John Young, lifted off at 4:01 a.m. Eastern time from the Wallops Flight Facility’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A  in …

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SpaceX Conducts Falcon 9 Static Fire Test for 12th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission’s Monday Launch

SpaceX completed Thursday a static fire test on Falcon 9 rocket’s Merlin 1D engines at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the Monday launch of the Dragon spacecraft as part of the company’s 12th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station, Spaceflight Now reported Thursday. The spacecraft …

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Orbital ATK Launches 7th Cargo Resupply Mission to Space Station

Orbital ATK launched a Cygnus spacecraft Tuesday as part of the company’s seventh operational cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station under NASA‘s Commercial Resupply Services-1 contract. The company said Tuesday the spacecraft, nicknamed S.S. John Glenn, lifted off at 11:11 a.m. Eastern time from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas …

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NASA’s Raven System With SSL-Built Gimbal Mechanism Arrives at ISS; Rich White Comments

NASA’s Raven technology with a Space Systems Loral-built two-axis gimbal equipment has reached the International Space Station following the Feb. 19 launch of SpaceX’s 10th ISS cargo resupply mission. NASA’s satellite servicing projects division developed the Raven system designed to test components of a spacecraft navigation system that aims to facilitate …

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