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Seattle, WA (SPX) Feb 10, 2014
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.
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