Cygnus Orb 1 cargo craft is re-entered after ISS resupply mission

by | Feb 21, 2014 | commercial launch services, International Space Station | 0 comments

The Orbital Science Cygnus Orb 1 unmanned freighter spacecraft which resupplied astronauts aboard the  International Space Station (ISS) has now been detached from the Harmony module and deliberately re-entered into the Earth’s atmosphere.

Over a month after the NASA -funded commercial mission docked with the space station’s Harmony module on 12 January 2014, Cygnus Orb 1 was initially detached/undocked at 1015 GMT on 18 February.  This undocking was performed using space station’s Canadarm 2 robot arm which then later fully released Cygnus Orb 1 from its grip at 1141 GMT. on the same day.

After its release, the Cygnus Orb 1 spacecraft  eased itself away from the space station using its own thrusters.  On the following day, the craft made two braking rocket engine burns to deliberately re-enter itself into the Earth’s atmosphere.   Re-entry took place at 1820 GMT on 19 February  with any surviving debris falling as planned into a safe landing zone in the Pacific, East of New Zealand.

 

 

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