Northrop Grumman receives CRS-2 contract for ISS delivers

Northrop Grumman receives CRS-2 contract for ISS delivers

Space Daily·2020-11-12 14:00

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded two additional missions by NASA under the Commercial Resupply Services contract-2 (CRS-2) with launches occurring in 2023. Northrop Grumman will deliver a combined total of approximately 16,500 lbs. of cargo to the International Space Station during these missions."As a trusted and reliable partner to NASA, Northrop Grumman has played a critical role in keeping the International Space Station operational since 2014," said Frank DeMauro, vice president and general manager, tactical space systems, Northrop Grumman."With these additional flights to the orbiting laboratory, we will provide services to both NASA and our commercial partners and continue to use Cygnus not as just a cargo delivery and disposal vehicle, but as a platform for science and technology research, and development opportunities."For the additional missions, Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft will be carried into orbit by the company's Antares launch vehicle from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia.The company is currently providing resupply services to the station through the CRS-2 contract which began in 2016. Under this contract and the CRS-1 contract, Northrop Grumman has provided more than 150,000 lbs. of cargo logistics for the station.Related LinksNorthrop GrummanSpace Tourism, Space Transport and Space Exploration NewsThanks for being there;We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter$5+ Billed MonthlySpaceDaily Contributor$5 Billed Oncecredit card or paypalAstronauts prepare for most crowded space station in yearsOrlando FL (UPI) Nov 10, 2020Four astronauts who plan to head to the International Space Station on Saturday from Florida say they anticipate the expansion of science and other activities on the orbiting platform. Their arrival at the space station would boost the number of astronauts who live there to seven for the first time in years. Saturday's launch will be the first time four astronauts fly in a space capsule, and the first routine launch in NASA's new commercial spaceflight program. Astronaut Mike Hopkins, spacec ... read more

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