Cygnus CRS Orb-5

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Cygnus CRS Orb-5
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator NASA
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Enhanced Cygnus[1]
Manufacturer Orbital Sciences
Thales Alenia Space
Start of mission
Launch date July / August 2015[2]
Rocket Antares 130[1]
Launch site MARS LP-0A
Contractor Orbital Sciences
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Epoch Planned
Berthing at ISS
Berthing port Harmony nadir
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Cygnus CRS Orb-5,[3][4] also known as Orbital Sciences CRS Flight 5, is the sixth planned flight of the Orbital Sciences' unmanned resupply spacecraft Cygnus, its sixth flight to the International Space Station and the seventh launch of the company's Antares launch vehicle.

Spacecraft[edit]

Main article: Cygnus (spacecraft)

This is the fifth of eight flights by Orbital Sciences under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. This will be the third flight of the Castor 30XL second stage, and the second flight of the Enhanced sized Cygnus PCM. The mission is expected to launch in July or August 2015.[2][5]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bergin, Chris (22 February 2012). "Space industry giants Orbital upbeat ahead of Antares debut". NasaSpaceflight (not affiliated with NASA). Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Worldwide launch schedule". spaceflightnow.com. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Worldwide Launch Schedule". Spaceflight Now Inc. October 3, 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "International Space Station Flight Schedule". SEDS. 15 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "ISS Calendar". Spaceflight101. Retrieved 3 February 2014.