Spacecraft Release
Dec. 31, 2022, midnight

NG-18 Cygnus Release & Reentry

International Space Station International Space Station Antares 230+ | Cygnus CRS-2 NG-18

The Northrop Grumman NG-18 Cygnus will be unberthed from the ISS before initiating a destructive reentry into the Earth's atmosphere taking waste along with it.

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Antares 230+ | Cygnus CRS-2 NG-18

Northrop Grumman Space Systems | USA
Wallops Island, Virginia, USA
November 06, 2022
Status: To Be Confirmed
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This is the 18th flight of the Orbital ATK's uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its 17th flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

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