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The Northrop Gramman cargo spacecraft began its new journey from the space station

BingMag.com The Northrop Gramman cargo spacecraft began its new journey from the space station

The latest Signus cargo spacecraft, after several months of connecting to the International Space Station and delivering the necessary equipment, last night this orbital laboratory to perform an experiment New Sign.

Signus spacecraft numbered Northrop Grumman NG-16 at 11:01 AM (19:31 Tehran time) while accompanying It flew over the South Pacific with a space station, detached from the robotic arm by NASA's Control Center, and continued to move away from the space station under the supervision of Matthias Maurer, a European Space Agency astronaut with the Crow-3 Dragon SpaceX capsule. It has just arrived at the station, it has moved on.

Signus will not return directly to Earth, but will spend several weeks in Earth orbit before finally re-entering Earth's atmosphere on December 15th. During this time, ground-based controllers are conducting the Kentucky Re-entry Probe test, the latest in a series of automated tests performed in the final weeks of Signus missions.

"Ships spacecraft and their payloads as they re-enter the Earth's atmosphere, which is difficult to replicate in terrestrial simulations." It had delivered its largest shipment of about 4 tons. The spacecraft was named in honor of the first Asian-American astronaut, Ellison Onuzuka, who was killed along with six other astronauts in the 1986 Challenger shuttle disaster.

BingMag.com The Northrop Gramman cargo spacecraft began its new journey from the space station

Moments before the departure of the Signus MS-16 spacecraft from the CreditL NASA space station

More than 3,720 kilograms of supplies, equipment, tests and equipment needed by the astronauts on the mission arrived at the station. The shipment included new carbon dioxide scavenger hardware to ensure breathable air, as well as equipment for the station's upgraded solar arrays. In addition, experiments such as a sludge mold (a brainless stain) and two kits to examine human muscle cells in space were sent into Earth orbit.

It has been the International Space Station since 2014. The initial launches were overseen by Orbital Sciences and Orbital ATK, which were later acquired by Northrop Gramman.

Steve Krein, Vice President "The Signus system has evolved from a cargo delivery service to a high-performance science platform," said Northrop Gramman, a civilian and commercial division. "We will continue to develop these capabilities to include the installation of environmental control systems and other upgrades needed to support the Habitation and Logistics Outpost in lunar or halo orbit."

Meanwhile, the next US cargo spacecraft to arrive at the International Space Station will be the Dragon SpaceX cargo capsule, which is scheduled to be launched in late December (early December). Credit: NASA


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