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Cygnus cargo craft departs from space station

Sunday, June 04, 2017 - 00:55

The Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft departed the International Space Station on Sunday as the orbiting outpost flew above the Pacific Ocean. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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STORY: The Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft departed the International Space Station on Sunday (June 4) as the orbiting outpost flew 250 miles (402 km.) above the Pacific Ocean. According to NASA, Expedition 52 Flight Engineers Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson of NASA were at the controls of the Canadarm2 robotic arm to release Cygnus at 9:10 a.m (1310 gmt). Sunday's departure marks an end to Orbital ATK's seventh resupply mission to the orbiting outpost. Cygnus will remain in orbit for a week before it burns up in the Earth's atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean. During its time in orbit it will pass SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship as it heads towards the space station on Sunday, carrying almost 6000 pounds of supplies and hardware for crews aboard the orbiting outpost.

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Cygnus cargo craft departs from space station

Sunday, June 04, 2017 - 00:55