NG-16 Cygnus Prepares for Tuesday Launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island, Va., as OFT-2 Starliner Delay Lengthens

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Over the past several days, cargo has been loaded aboard the Pressurized Cargo Module (PCM) of the NG-16 Cygnus spacecraft by Northrop Grumman Corp. and NASA teams. Photo credit: NASA

As Boeing and NASA continue to investigate a propulsion system valve issue aboard the OFT-2 Starliner vehicle at Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla., Northrop Grumman Corp. stands primed to launch its next cargo-laden Cygnus mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The NG-16 flight—named in honor of Challenger hero Ellison Onizuka—will lift off atop Northrop Grumman’s Antares 230+ booster from Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island, Va., at 5:56 p.m. EDT Tuesday. Full story
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the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island, Va.
Photo credit: NASA

Cygnus and its load of 8,200 pounds (3,700 kg) of equipment and supplies will be robotically captured and berthed at the space station after blasting off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island, Va.

Photo credit: NASA

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