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What’s in the OA-9 Cygnus?

20 May 2018, 14:00 UTC
What’s in the OA-9 Cygnus?
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Resupply mission OA-9, scheduled originally for May 20th, will carry a mix of cargo weighing 3,350 Kg (7,385 lbs.) plus an array of Cube SATS. This version of the Cygnus is the Enhanced Cygnus Pressurized Cargo Module (PCM) with an empty weight of 3,375 Kg, standing 639 cm tall (20 ft) and controlled with 32 thrusters. After delivering supplies it will be reloaded with approximately 3,200 Kg of disposal cargo before departing the ISS. The typical resupply mission carries crew provisions, food, scientific experiments, EVA supplies and vehicle hardware. So what’s in the OA-9 Cygnus?
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Over 50 Science and technology demonstrations, including 20 originated by students will be on board this mission. NASA is sending an experiment to identify unknown microbial organism on the space station, and understand how humans, plants and microbes adapt to living on the station. The Cold Atom Laboratory is sending an experiment more than 5 years in the making which will study molecular motion at extremely low temperatures. As a result of this study, JPL, is continuing it’s experimentation and study of Bose-Einstein condensation and they have already determined ways to miniaturize much of the equipment useful in these studies. The experiment ...

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