Andrews Space to Supply 4 Additional Power Units for Cygnus Spacecraft

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Artist's conception of Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus freighter approaching the International Space Station.

Artist’s conception of Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Cygnus freighter approaching the International Space Station.

Seattle, WA – 3/14/2013 (Andrews PR) – Andrews Space (Andrews) today announced today that they’ve received orders from Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) for four additional Cargo Module Power Units (CMPUs) to supply power to payloads aboard Orbital’s Cygnus cargo logistics spacecraft.

The CMPUs provide up to 150 Watts of 28VDC payload power to mid-deck locker payloads destined for the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the Cygnus cargo vehicle.  These units will be used on Orbital’s first operational cargo resupply mission  scheduled for later this year.  Under the $1.9 billion Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA, Orbital will fly eight cargo resupply missions between 2013 and 2016, delivering 20,000 kilograms of cargo to the ISS.

“We are honored to receive Orbital’s’ repeat business and to help support this critical NASA mission,” said Melissa Wuerl, Director of Programs and Business Development for Andrews Space. “We successfully delivered four flight CMPUs to Orbital in 2011 and their order for four more flight units is significant validation of the affordability and manufacturing quality of our products.”

All Andrews products and components are built domestically using Andrews’ AS9100C certified quality procedures for spaceflight hardware.

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Andrews Space, Inc. was founded in 1999 to be a catalyst in the commercialization and development of space. The company is an affordable integrator of aerospace systems and developer of advanced space technologies. To learn more, please visit: www.andrews-space.com.