Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
..
. Space Travel News .




STATION NEWS
Cygnus arrival at ISS delayed by at least 2 days: NASA
by Staff Writers
Washington (AFP) Sept 22, 2013


The unmanned Cygnus cargo vessel, scheduled to arrive Sunday morning at the International Space Station, has been delayed by at least 48 hours due to a software problem, NASA said.

Orbital Sciences Corp, which on Wednesday launched the capsule on an Antares rocket, confirmed that Cygnus had established contact with the space station, but was prevented from continuing approach, the agency said.

The company said it had discovered the origin of the problem and is working on a solution.

Cygnus will dock at the ISS with the help of the station's 57-foot (17-meter) robotic arm, Canadarm2, maneuvered by astronauts on board.

The capsule blasted off Wednesday from Wallops Flight Facility off Virginia's eastern coast, en route to the ISS currently at an altitude of 257 miles (415 kilometers).

Cygnus is carrying some 1,300 pounds (590 kilograms) of goods and equipment including food and clothing for the six-member Expedition 37 crew.

Orbital Sciences has a $1.9 billion contract with NASA that requires the company to deliver freight to the ISS over the course of eight flights by the beginning of 2016.

The company is one of just two private US firms enlisted by NASA to carry payloads to the ISS.

Cygnus will stay docked for a month.

.


Related Links
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
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




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





STATION NEWS
ISS Orbit to Be Raised Ahead of Crew Arrival
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Sep 19, 2013
The orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) will be raised on Sunday by nearly one kilometer to ensure safe docking of a Russian spacecraft with new crew members, a spokesman for the Russian space agency said. Russia's mission control center will adjust the ISS orbit by switching on thrusters of Europe's Europe's ATV-4 "Albert Einstein" resupply spacecraft currently docked with the ... read more


STATION NEWS
Problems with Proton booster fixed

Decontamination continues at Baikonur after Proton abortive launc

Russia launches three communication satellites

Arianespace remains the global launch services leader

STATION NEWS
Communications Tests Go the Distance for MAVEN

Curiosity Rover Detects No Methane On Mars

Robotic Arm Goes to Work on Rock Target

India unveils Mars mission spacecraft

STATION NEWS
Watch Out for the Harvest Moon

Chang'e-3 lunar probe sent to launch site

Sixteen Tons of Moondust

Scientists say water on moon may have originated on Earth

STATION NEWS
New Horizons - Late in Cruise, and a Binary Ahoy

Pluto Science Conference Exceeds Expectations

SciTechTalk: Grab your erasers, there are more moons than we thought

NASA Hubble Finds New Neptune Moon

STATION NEWS
ESA selects SSTL to design Exoplanet satellite mission

Coldest Brown Dwarfs Blur Lines between Stars and Planets

NASA-funded Program Helps Amateur Astronomers Detect Alien Worlds

Observations strongly suggest distant super-Earth has water atmosphere

STATION NEWS
NEXT Provides Lasting Propulsion and High Speeds for Deep Space Missions

Wind Tunnel Testing Used to Ensure SLS Will 'Breeze' Through Liftoff

US launches unmanned Cygnus cargo ship to ISS

Experimental Spaceplane Shooting for "Aircraft-Like" Operations in Orbit

STATION NEWS
China's space station to open for foreign peers

Last Days for Tiangong

China civilian technology satellites put into use

China to launch lunar lander by end of year: media

STATION NEWS
NASA Highlights Asteroid Grand Challenge at World Maker Faire

Take a Virtual, High-Resolution Tour of Vesta

Team Attempts To Restore Communications With Deep Impact

University of Tennessee professor helps to discover near-Earth asteroid is really a comet




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