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Mission Page: OA-7 Space Station Cargo Resupply

 

Launch Date: March 19, 2017
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, Florida
Mission Customer: NASA

Mission Update - February 3, 2017

NASA, Orbital ATK and United Launch Alliance (ULA) have updated the launch of the OA-7 commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station to Sunday, March 19. This date takes into account space station operations, payload processing, and range availability. Orbital ATK will launch Cygnus atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida for delivery of essential crew supplies, equipment and scientific experiments to astronauts aboard the station. The 30 minute launch window opens at approximately 10:56pm EDT.

OA-7 will mark Orbital ATK’s seventh cargo delivery mission for NASA under its Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) -1 contract.



(NASA photo)

About the Mission

The OA-7 mission is targeted to launch on Sunday, March 19 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Orbital ATK will launch Cygnus atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket for delivery of essential crew supplies, equipment and scientific experiments to astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The 30 minute launch window opens at approximately 10:56 p.m. EDT.

Cygnus will carry the SAFFIRE-3 space combustion experiment from NASA’s Glenn Research Center that will intentionally burn a single large sample of material to study flame development in space. Cygnus will also carry the Reentry Data Collection (RED-Data-2) flight recorder to provide crucial data about the extreme conditions a spacecraft encounters during atmospheric reentry.

OA-7 will mark Orbital ATK’s seventh cargo delivery mission for NASA under its Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) -1 contract.

About Cygnus

Cargo is delivered to the station using Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft. The Cygnus spacecraft consists of two modules: the Service Module (SM) which incorporates the avionics, propulsion and power systems from Orbital ATK’s flight proven LEOStar and GEOStar spacecraft buses; and the Pressurized Cargo Module (PCM) which carries the crew supplies, spares and scientific experiments. The SM is integrated and tested at Orbital ATK’s Dulles, Virginia satellite manufacturing facility. The PCM is supplied by Thales Alenia Space and is produced in Turin Italy.

More Information

OA-7 fact sheet
Orbital ATK Cygnus fact sheet
Orbital ATK CRS fact sheet
ULA Website