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)
Cargo Module for Cargo Delivery Mission Shipped from Italy
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.
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)