"Captured Cygnus today with @Astro_Alex…Proud to have The SS John Young on-board!" said astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor today, as the International Space Station crew brought aboard the latest Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo craft, loaded with close to 7,400 pounds of research and supplies.
Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft, dubbed the SS John Young, was berthed to the International Space Station’s Unity module on 19 November 2018, at 12:31 UTC.
The spacecraft was captured with the International Space Station’s robotic Canadarm2 by NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst on 19 November 2018, at 10:28 UTC.
The NG-10 Cygnus Cargo Delivery Spacecraft is named in honor of the American astronaut John Watts Young, Commander of the Apollo 16 mission and the ninth person to walk on the Moon.
Cygnus was launched by a Northrop Grumman Antares 230 rocket from MARS Pad 0A, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, on 17 November 2018, at 09:01 UTC (04:01 EST). For the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) NG-10 mission,
Cygnus delivers about 3400 kg of cargo to the International Space Station.