The ISS declared in a current report that the next cargo mission of Cygnus will carry two advanced features, one capability will be seen before the launch and other will be seen after the departure of space aircraft from its station. This NG-11 Cygnus spacecraft is going to get launched on April 17 on the timing of 4:46 p.m. evening.
On April 16, before the launch date of spacecraft, the officials reported to media that they have organized the whole launch program with excellent management. They said that they are fully confident that their launch will be successful as the departure time is selected according to the weather conditions of site which will be favorable up to 95%.
The cargo carried to the station for spacecraft mission by Cygnus is 3,400 kilograms and more in quantity. Out of 3,400 kilograms, 936 kilograms is for the supply of crews and for scientific investigations 1,569 kilograms will be used. The remaining cargo is used in miscellaneous equipment, for splitting on the hardware of vehicles and lastly used in the satellite deploying device NanoRacks.
The first time, it’s happening when cargo will be loaded on Cygnus 24 hours prior to the launch timing. NG-11 mission has become the first in determining the capability of loading the cargo prior to the launch timing.
At the interview before launch, the vehicle manager of Cygnus, Andrew Zarechnak said that they will be loading six bags of cargo.
He said that cargo gives them more ways of doing scientific researches regarding vehicles. These researches include 40 mice featured rodent experiment and SpaceX’s Dragon which had the capability of loading cargo on launching day.
According to recent reports, from April 19, the Cygnus will get shifted to ISS for the period of 90 days with the help of robotic arm of ISS. After getting shifted, Cygnus will start working more rapidly towards satellite deployment.
The general manager and vice president of Northrop Grumman, Frank DeMaruro said that for doing excellent scientific experiments, our organization is planning to extend the time duration of Cygnus.