Cygnus OA-6 departure from ISS

On Wednesday, June 14, 2016, the Cygnus OA-6 cargo ship departed the ISS after completing 80 days berthed at the station.

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The cargo ship was released by the station’s robotic arm and unberthed from the nadir port of Unity Node1.

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The Cygnus cargo ship has a NanoRacks Deployer on the exterior of its service module and will be activated to release nano satellites on June 20.

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ISS configuration after Cygnus OA-6 departure.

After it separated to a safe distance from the station, the SAFFIRE experiment was conducted to better understand how flames will behave in weightlessness and improve fire safety techniques for future spacecraft.

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On June 22, the cargo ship will be deorbited for a harmless disposal over the South Pacific.
The next Cygnus cargo mission to the station will launch atop the redesigned Antares rocket.

Source: Spaceflightnow.com

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