NextSpaceflight (Updated October 25th)Launch NET March 2024https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7069
Early 2024Falcon 9 • NG-20Launch time: TBDLaunch site: Cape Canaveral, FloridaA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch Northrop Grumman’s 21st Cygnus cargo freighter on the 20th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The mission is known as NG-20. The launch vehicle for this mission was changed from Northrop Grumman’s own Antares 230+ rocket to SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ended engine and booster production for the Antares program. Delayed from October.Updated: October 24
NASA, Northrop Grumman, and SpaceX are targeting no earlier than Monday, Jan. 29, for a Falcon 9 rocket to launch the Cygnus spacecraft from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.Following launch, the space station’s Canadarm2 will grapple Cygnus no earlier than Wednesday, Jan. 31, and the spacecraft will attach to the Unity module’s Earth-facing port for cargo unloading by the Expedition 70 crew.https://www.nasa.gov/news-release/nasa-invites-media-to-northrop-grumman-spacex-space-station-launch/
The S.S. Patricia “Patty” Hilliard Robertson is en route to the Sunshine State. ☀️ Our next #Cygnus service module shipped from Virginia to @NASAKennedy, where our team will prepare it for launch to the @Space_Station next month.
A Falcon 9 will launch Northrop Grumman's Cygnus NG-20 resupply mission to the ISS from pad 40 on January 29 around 12:20 p.m. EST.
Does Cygnus require a crew access arm on the pad?
Small correction, late loading on Antares was through the tip of the nose one, not that side opening
Quote from: lucas071200 on 12/31/2023 06:19 pmSmall correction, late loading on Antares was through the tip of the nose one, not that side openingThe side hatches are for final closeouts and lateloading of select service module payloads into either of the two hitchhiker payload interface locations.