Booster Arrives To Prep For Orbital ATK CRS-6 Launch

Cygnus Orbital ATK OA-6 First Stage arriving and offloading at WARF and being transported to the ASOC. Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

Cygnus Orbital ATK OA-6 First Stage arriving and offloading at WARF and being transported to the ASOC. Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

February 10, 2016 – The United Launch Alliance Atlas V first stage that will help launch the Orbital ATK Cygnus pressurized cargo module was offloaded from ULA’s Delta Mariner barge February 5 at Port Canaveral in Florida.

The booster was transported to the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to prepare for the upcoming launch of the Orbital ATK Commercial Resupply Services OA-6 flight to the International Space Station. The Cygnus module will carry hardware and supplies to the space station.

The launch is targeted for March 22 from Space Launch Complex-41 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett