Cygnus S.S. John Glenn arrives at ISS

It has been a busy week for the ISS with the arrival of visiting ships. This is a re-enactment of the arrival of the Cygnus resupply ship to the ISS with my ISS and Cygnus paper models.

The ceremonially dubbed SS. John Glenn resupply ship was launched aboard an Atlas V 401 configuration on Tuesday April 18, 2017 from Cape Canaveral on a resupply mission to the ISS.

On April 22, 2017 the Cygnus was in position to be grappled by the Canadarm2.

At 6:02 am EDT, Expedition flight engineer and robot arm operator, Frenchman Thomas Pesquet, put the Canadarm2 in motion and aligning it with the grapple pin on Cygnus.

After the capture, ground controllers working via remote took command and maneuvered Cygnus to the underside of the Unity module into the berthing port.

Current ISS configuration post arrival of Cygnus OA-7

Cygnus will remain in place at the station for three months, allowing the crew to unload its vast amount of cargo and then load trash and disposables into the craft before it departs to burn up in the atmosphere.
Before the end of the mission, it will deploy CubeSats like on previous times. The Cygnus carries the Cubesat Deployer on its exterior.

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Atlas V OA-7 and Cygnus SS. John Glenn



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