NASA orders more ISS cargo flights from Northrop Grumman and SpaceX

by | Mar 30, 2022 | International Space Station, NASA, SpaceX

NASA has upped the number of cargo missions as part of its CRS-2 contract originally signed in 2016, from 20 to 32 with all to take place before 2026. The 12 extra flights have gone to Northrop Grumman (six on the Antares-launched Cygnus) and SpaceX (six on the Falcon 9-launched Dragon). Of the 32 CRS-2 contracts awarded so far, 14 missions have gone to Northrop Grumman, three missions to Sierra Nevada Corporation (now Sierra Space), and 15 missions to SpaceX.

ISS imaged by the docking camera of Soyuz MS-21. Courtesy: Roscosmos/NASA

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