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Cygnus departs space station, beginning extended experimental mission

1 month ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

EDITOR'S NOTE: Updated at 12:30 p.m. EDT after Cygnus release.
The Cygnus cargo freighter has been released from the International Space Station's robotic arm, ending the spacecraft's 83-day stay at the orbiting complex. WATCH LIVE pic.twitter.com/XucgpieiSM
- Spaceflight Now May 11, 2020
A Cygnus supply ship built by Northrop Grumman departed the International Space Station Monday, beginning an extended mission in orbit to deploy a pair of CubeSats and perform a NASA-sponsored fire experiment.
The automated cargo carrier was released from the space station's Canadian-built robotic arm at...
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