Cygnus CRS Orb-2
|Mission type||ISS resupply|
|Spacecraft type||Standard Cygnus|
Thales Alenia Space
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||1 May, 2014 |
|Launch site||MARS LP-0A|
|Berthing at ISS|
|Berthing port||Harmony nadir|
Cygnus CRS Orb-2, also known as Orbital Sciences CRS Flight 2, is the third planned flight of the Orbital Sciences' unmanned resupply spacecraft Cygnus, its third flight to the International Space Station and the fourth launch of the company's Antares launch vehicle. The flight is the second of 8 under the Commercial Resupply Services contract to NASA. The mission is scheduled to launch on May 1, 2014. The 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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