A bucket of space hire reserve rocketed into circuit from Virginia on Saturday, a second conveyance in dual days.
Northrop Grumman launched a Antares rocket from Wallops Island before dawn, delighting cold early-bird observers along a Atlantic coast. The Russian Space Agency launched a possess bucket of reserve to a International Space Station on Friday, only 15 hours earlier.
The U.S. smoothness will arrive during a orbiting lab Monday, a day after a Russian shipment. Among theÂ 3,350 kilogramsÂ of products inside a Cygnus capsule: ice cream and uninformed fruit for a 3 space hire residents, and a 3D printer that recycles aged cosmetic into new parts.
Thanksgiving turkey dinners â€” rehydratable, of march â€” are already aboard a 250-mile-high outpost. The space hire is now home to an American, German and Russian.
There’s another large eventuality entrance up, adult there: The space hire outlines a 20th year in circuit on Tuesday. The initial territory launched on Nov. 20, 1998, from Kazakhstan.
This Cygnus, or Swan, is named a S.S. John Young to honour a mythological wanderer who walked on a moon and ordered a initial space convey flight. He died in January.
It is a initial blurb load boat to bear Northrop Grumman’s name. Northrop Grumman acquired Orbital ATK in June. SpaceX is NASA’s other blurb shipper for a space station.
Experiments also are going adult to observe how concrete solidifies in weightlessness, among other things. There’s also medical, spacesuit and other apparatus to reinstate equipment that never done it to circuit final month since of a Russian rocket failure; a dual group who were roving a rocket survived their puncture landing. Three other astronauts are set to launch from Kazakhstan on Dec. 3.