NASA Cargo Launched to Space Station Aboard Orbital ATK Resupply Mission

New hardware that will support dozens of NASA investigations and other science experiments from around the world is among the more than 7,000 pounds of cargo on the way to the International Space Station aboard Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft. It launched at 4:44:57 p.m. EST Sunday (Dec. 6, 2015) on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

“NASA is delighted at the continued progress made possible by our investment in commercial space,” said NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman. “As we celebrate Orbital ATK’s success with its fourth cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station, we look forward to the next milestones of our other commercial partners, including commercial crew launches from American soil in the near future. All these missions are critical to our journey to Mars – a journey we have already begun.”

Cygnus Launches Atop Atlas V
Dec 6, 2015 4:45:57 pm EST, KSC


Dec 6, 2015 4:45:57 pm EST, KSC

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The launch was several times shifted forward! The previous time table below: