Cygnus CRS Orb-1
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|Mission type||ISS resupply|
|Spacecraft type||Standard Cygnus|
Thales Alenia Space
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||19 December 2013|
|Launch site||MARS LP-0A|
|Berthing at ISS|
|Berthing port||Harmony nadir|
Cygnus CRS Orb-1, also known the C. Gordon Fullerton Cygnus and Orbital Sciences CRS Flight 1, is the second planned flight of the Orbital Sciences' unmanned resupply spacecraft Cygnus, its second flight to the International Space Station and the third launch of the company's Antares launch vehicle. The flight is the first of 8 under the Commercial Resupply Services contract to NASA. The mission is scheduled to launch on December 19, 2013. Cygnus is expected to deliver 550 kg (1,210 lb) of cargo to ISS and dispose of about 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) through destructive reentry.
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