The Cygnus mission to the space station will be launched tomorrow. More details and see it live here.


Northrop Grumman's Cygnus mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will be launched tomorrow. NASA's spacecraft will be launched aboard an Antares rocket on February 19, 2022. 

The mission is expected to take off from Wallops Island, Virginia at 12:40 ET, one minute later than announced a few days ago (at 12:39 ET). NASA will broadcast everything live tomorrow, February 19, 2022, starting at 12:15 ET. And the capture operations will also be broadcast live, starting with February 21 (2022) at 3:00 am ET, the capture being scheduled around 4:35 am ET, according to the Canadian space agency. 

Also, NASA astronauts Raja Chari and Kayla Barron aboard the ISS will make a cosmic capture, more precisely a capture of the unmanned vehicle with the instrument Canadarm2.

With tomorrow's launch, NASA marks the beginning of the 17th commercial supply mission to the ISS. According to NASA, important things aboard the spaceship include scientific research, crew supplies and hardware (which will help support ISS operations).

"Cygnus will then be installed on Unity, where the astronauts will open the hatches shortly afterward and begin unloading over 8,300 pounds of station gear and new science experiments," NASA said.

Hardware is one of the most important tools because it will help develop a NASA experiment. Specifically, it will help calibrate the system of smart shirts, which are designed to monitor the health of astronauts in detail.  

Secondary instruments that will be on board the spaceship include a camera / light assembly for Canadian ISS robotics, Canadarm2 and Dextre according to NASA and CSA.

You can watch the above live broadcast starting at 12:15 ET.

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 18 February 2022, at 11:27 am Los Angeles time

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