Today it was announced that Orbital ATK’s next Cygnus cargo delivery mission for NASA on March 16th.

The news was announced by NASA officials this week, revealing that an United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch an unmanned Cygnus spacecraft on that date, lifting off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on March 16th to complete the OA-7 resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA official wrote the following about it in the following statement:

Orbital ATK has completed a significant mission milestone for NASA’s next International Space Station cargo mission.

The Pressurized Cargo Module (PCM) of the Cygnus spacecraft has arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for processing and assembly before launch. The OA-7 mission is targeted to launch on Thursday, March 16 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Orbital ATK will launch Cygnus atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket  for delivery of essential crew supplies, equipment and scientific experiments to astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The 30 minute launch window opens at 12:29am EDT.

OA-7 will mark Orbital ATK’s seventh cargo delivery mission for NASA under its Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) -1 contract.

As always, we will keep you updated with the latest news about this and more space stuff as we hear about it.

In the meantime, you can read NASA’s statement about it at the source link below.

Source: NASA

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