Pressurized Resupply Vessel #Cygnus n°18 just completed integration activities at @Thales_Alenia_S in #Turin and will soon reach @northropgrumman at @NASA_Wallops before being launched towards the @Space_Station. #spaceforlife 🚀🌌
Do we have any idea on date/time of launch yet?
NASA’s SpaceX CRS-25 Prelaunch News Conference [July 13, 8 pm EDT]
Northrop Grumman’s next resupply flight to the International Space Station has been delayed from mid-August to mid-October by supply chain issues, [Josh Dinman, a Northrop Grumman spokesperson] said Tuesday.[Dinman] said the NG-18 launch delay is “mainly due to supply chain issues.”The Cygnus spacecraft’s pressurized cargo module, built by Thales Alenia Space in Italy, has been delivered to the launch site at Wallops Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, and processing of the Antares launch vehicle for the NG-18 mission continues at the launch site, Dinman said.The Cygnus service module is undergoing final testing at Northrop Grumman’s satellite manufacturing facility in Dulles, Virginia, according to Dinman.
the Northrop Grumman-18 (NG-18) Very Low Earth Orbit (VLEO) mission. The NG-18 VLEO mission is comprised of VSCP-1A (SeaLion from ODU & USCGA) and VSCP-1B (UtProSat-1 from VT), both of which are 3U cubesats to be deployed off the second stage of the Antares Launch Vehicle.