Saturday, March 26, 2016

watched Husband docking

Caught the docking of the Cygnus cargo ship SS Rick Husband to the International Space Station, to the earth-facing port on the Unity module. The Orbital ATK OA-6 freighter had been grappled earlier in the day.

photograph of the orbiting Cygnus ship before grapple

A bit delayed while they waited for good ku signal. Alignment achieved provided a good RTL configuration. No exercising! Stage 1 done. Stage 2 done. 7700 pounds of cargo and science experiments delivered.

Hatch opening Sunday early.

Next week, a craft is due from Roscosmos.

Then SpaceX in two weeks.

That will mark a first: two US cargo vessels docked to the ISS at the same time.

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