Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems’ ninth NASA-contracted Cygnus cargo capsule departed the six-person International Space Station (ISS) early July 15 for two weeks of solo engineering test objectives, starting with deployments of a half-dozen small satellites with an external commercial NanoRacks deployer. The space freighter, which launched May 21 from NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility on Virginia’s eastern shore, departed the space station’s U.S. segment at ...

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