Final Cargo Loaded Aboard Cygnus

Credit: Dan Wiles/OSC
Credit: Dan Wiles/OSC

Cygnus Mission Update
Via Orbital Sciences Corporation

The final cargo bound for the International Space Station was loaded into our Cygnus spacecraft, and technicians closed the hatch and performed final close-outs to the Pressurized Cargo Module (PCM).

Credit: Dan Wiles/OSC
Credit: Dan Wiles/OSC

Cygnus was encapsulated in the 9.9 meter (32.48 ft.) long Antares fairing on Sept 9, 2013 at the Horizontal Integration Facility (HIF) at Wallops Island Flight Facility. Technicians will perform final close outs in advance of roll out to Pad 0A currently scheduled to occur early Friday morning.

Credit: OSC
Credit: OSC