Cygnus Flight Module Arrives at Wallops

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Cygnus Pressurized Cargo Module at Wallops. (Credit: NASA)

Second PCM Arrives at Wallops

Photos of the arrival of the Cygnus Pressurized Cargo Module to be used in the delivery of cargo to the International Space Station later this year in the first operational cargo delivery mission under the Commercial Resupply Service (CRS) agreement with NASA. (NASA photos)

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A cargo plane carrying a Cygnus Pressurized Cargo Module takes off. (Credit: NASA)
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Workers unload a container that holds a Cygnus Pressurized Cargo Module. (Credit: NASA)
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A container holding a Cygnus Pressurized Cargo Module at Wallops. (Credit: NASA)
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A container holding a Cygnus Pressurized Cargo Module at Wallops. (Credit: NASA)

Cargo Module for Cargo Delivery Mission Shipped from Italy

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Cygnus Pressurized Cargo Module in Turin, Italy. (Credit: Thales Alenia Space)

The Cygnus Pressurized Cargo Module (PCM) that will be used to transport supplies to the International Space Station under Orbital’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA later this year was shipped from the Thales Alenia Space production facility in Turin, Italy on July 17, 2017.

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A Cygnus Pressurized Cargo Module in a container ready to be shipped. (Credit: Thales Alenia Space)

This is the second PCM transported to the Wallops Island, VA launch site. At the NASA Wallops Flight Facility, the PCM will be loaded with cargo and mated to the Cygnus Service Module (SM). The first PCM, to be utilized in the Commercial Orbital Transportation System (COTS) demonstration mission was loaded mated to its Cygnus Service Module earlier this year. (Thales Alenia photos)

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A container holding a Cygnus Pressurized Module is loaded into a cargo plane. (Credit: Thales Alenia Space)
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Cygnus Pressurized Cargo Modules being assembled in Turin, Italy. (Credit: Thales Alenia Space)