Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. Space Travel News .

Andrews Space Cargo Module Power Unit Provides Power For Payloads Bound For ISS
by Staff Writers
Seattle, WA (SPX) Feb 10, 2014

File image.

Andrews Space (Andrews) announced that their Cargo Module Power Unit (CMPU) was used to supply power to payloads aboard Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus cargo logistics spacecraft, which recently delivered of 1,260 kilograms of supplies, equipment and scientific experiments to the International Space Station for NASA under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract.

The CMPUs provides up to 150 watts of 28VDC payload power to payloads located in the mid-deck locker of Cygnus. The Cygnus cargo logistics vehicle launched was January 9, 2014 aboard Orbital's Antares space launch vehicle and successfully berthed with the ISS January 12, 2014.

The CMPU provides power to the onboard payloads while on the launch pad and throughout the flight to the ISS. The CMPUs will be used on all future Orbital CRS missions as well.

"We are incredibly proud to have been a part of this important mission and to support Orbital. It was incredibly satisfying to watch our hardware fly to space and perform so well and we're already looking forward to the next launch," said Melissa Wuerl, Director of Programs and Business Development for Andrews Space.

All Andrews products and components are built domestically using Andrews' AS9100C certified quality procedures for spaceflight hardware.


Related Links
Andrews Space
Station at NASA
Station and More at Roscosmos
S.P. Korolev RSC Energia
Watch NASA TV via Space.TV
Space Station News at Space-Travel.Com

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

Russian Progress M-22M docks with ISS following fast rendezvous
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Feb 10, 2014
A Russian Progress resupply ship launched on a fast-rendezvous mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday. Progress M-22M was launched by a Soyuz-U launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday at 4:23pm UTC, ahead of docking, just six hours later. An unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft docked with the International Space Station to deliver supplie ... read more

Ariane 5's heavy-lift mission is an on the numbers launch success

Antrix to launch UK and Singapore satellite using India's Polar Satellite Launcher

Russian Telecoms Satellites Readied for March Launch

Russia-Kazakhstan Working Group to Report on Proton Launches

100 Days Of Mars Orbiter Spacecraft

Through the Gap: Curiosity Mars Rover Crosses Dune

US, France sign deal for 2016 Mars lander

NASA and French Space Agency Sign Agreement for Mars Mission

NASA bets on private companies to exploit moon's resources

Astrobotic Begins Testing at Masten Space Systems

NASA Extends Moon Exploring Satellite Mission

NASA's LRO Snaps a Picture of NASA's LADEE Spacecraft

Thanks America, New Horizons Ahead

Countdown to Pluto

A Busy Year Begins for New Horizons

Kepler Finds a Very Wobbly Planet

One planet, two stars: new research shows how circumbinary planets form

First Weather Map of Brown Dwarf

NASA-Sponsored 'Disk Detective' Lets Public Search for New Planetary Nurseries

Orion Stage Adapter Aces Structural Loads Testing

Teledyne unit wins $60 million contract to build NASA launch adapter

NASA Selects Space Launch System Adapter Hardware Manufacturer

Boeing to Mentor AMRO Through NASA Mentor-Protege Program

Farewell to Yutu

Moon plays trick on Jade Rabbit

Waiting for Yutu

'Goodnight, humans': Says Yutu As The Sun Sets

Russian scientists break ground in new asteriod discovery

The Anatomy of an Asteroid

Getting ready for asteroids

Riding a blue-green wake of xenon to Ceres

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement