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SS Roger Chaffee Launch

22 Apr 2019, 13:00 UTC
SS Roger Chaffee Launch
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NASA dicit:
Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket launched April 17 from the Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, carrying the unpiloted Cygnus cargo spacecraft to orbit for its journey to deliver several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station. Dubbed the “SS Roger Chaffee” in honor of the NASA astronaut who died in the Apollo 1 launch pad fire in January 1967, Cygnus is scheduled to arrive at the station on April 19. It will remain at the space station until July 23, when it will depart, deploy NanoRacks customer CubeSats, and then have an extended mission in orbit until December. This will be the final mission under Northrop Grumman’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-1) contract with NASA before starting the CRS-2 contract missions this fall.
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