Orbital ATK launches Nasa's new cargo resupply mission to ISS

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Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft safely blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Tuesday morning.

This Cygnus spacecraft has been dubbed the S.S. John Glenn, after the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth.

Glenn was selected as a Mercury astronaut in April 1959 and became the first American to orbit the Earth in his Friendship 7 capsule on February 20, 1962.

Besides supplies, the capsule contains a banner showing Glenn in his orange space shuttle launch suit - it's the first thing the station astronauts will see when they open the craft - as well as memorabilia for his family. The commercial cargo ship, dubbed the S.S. John Glenn, holds almost 7,700 pounds of food, equipment and research for the space station.

Orbital ATK's own midsize launch vehicle, Antares, returned to flight last October following an accident in 2014, but this time the company and NASA opted for a hired ride aboard ULA's beefier Atlas V, which can carry more cargo into orbit. He died at age 95 in December.

The mission is the company's seventh as part of a $1.9 billion contract with NASA to ferry supplies to the orbiting outpost.

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin are scheduled for launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:13am EDT/7:13am GMT on Thursday, docking at the station about six hours later.

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Expedition 51 astronauts Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) and Peggy Whitson of NASA will use the space station's Canadian-built robotic arm to grapple Cygnus, about 6:05 a.m. Saturday.

If everything goes well, the spacecraft will arrive at the space station on April 22 and will stay there until July, when it will depart with several tons of trash for a fiery reentry into Earth's atmosphere.

Tuesday's successful launch followed a month's delay while United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing Co, resolved a technical issue with the rocket's hydraulic system. The total volumetric capacity of Cygnus exceeds 27 cubic meters.

Another new investigation bound for the space station's U.S. National Laboratory will look at using magnetized cells and tools to make it easier to handle cells and cultures, and improve the reproducibility of experiments.

The first stage of the Atlas V booster is powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 engine.

The Atlas V OA-7 launch was the sixth major launch operation for the Eastern Range this year.

"We believe that the cameras captured it", said Alison Knox at the Kennedy Space Center.

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