Cygnus and Falcon Spread Their Wings
On January 30th, at 12:07:15 PM Eastern Time, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 lofted the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft as part of the NG-20 mission in a historic first for both Commercial Cargo providers. This mission is the first of a 3 mission agreement between the two companies to continue to resupply the International Space Station and comes after the original Antares 230+ vehicle flew its final mission during NG-19. This interim arrangement is expected to last until 2025 with the replacement Antares 330 set to debut that year.
Published by Space Scout on 01/31/2024