Orbital ATK Cygnus - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Orbital ATK Cygnus


'Fire in space' experiment kicks off aboard U.S. cargo ship

Nov 22, 2016 - 7:08 AM

How does fire act in space? Researchers will soon find out by trying to ignite 9 different materials aboard an unmanned spaceship on its way to a fiery re entry

In this file photo, Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo craft (left) is seen from the Cupola module windows aboard the International Space Station on Oct. 23, 2016. NASA photo

PH microsatellite Diwata-1 reaches Int'l Space Station

Mar 27, 2016 - 8:10 AM

The unmanned space freighter Cygnus carrying the Diwata 1 microsatellite in its payload of experiments and supplies successfully docks at the International Space Station

ARRIVAL. A computer overlay with engineering data provides video of the Canadarm2 robotic arm maneuvering to capture the Orbital ATK Cygnus space freighter. Credit: NASA TV

Excitement, hope as PH launches own microsatellite

Mar 23, 2016 - 3:55 PM

After a successful launch into space the Philippines now looks forward to the deployment of its first microsatellite Diwata 1

The Atlas V rocket lifts off. Image courtesy NASA

PH microsatellite Diwata-1 heads to Int'l Space Station

Mar 23, 2016 - 11:11 AM

The Philippines first ever homegrown microsatellite the Diwata 1 sets off for the International Space Station aboard the Cygnus resupply mission

LIFTOFF. The Atlas V rocket, carrying the Cygnus resupply mission, lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, March 22, 2016. Frame grab courtesy NASA TV

WATCH: Cygnus sets off for ISS with PH microsatellite Diwata-I

Mar 23, 2016 - 10:17 AM

UPDATED NASA partner Orbital ATK sent its Cygnus cargo ship to the International Space Station with it the Philippines first microsatellite the Diwata I in its payload

The Atlas V rocket lifts off. Image courtesy NASA

Philippine microsatellite Diwata-I set for launch

Mar 22, 2016 - 9:46 PM

The Diwata I microsatellite is set to be brought to the International Space Station ISS on Wednesday morning March 23 Manila time

HELLO, DIWATA! Diwata 1, the first Filipino-made microsatellite, is surrounded by Filipino and Japanese scientists in this photo during its turnover to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), January 13, 2016. Photo courtesy Department of Science and Technology

NASA to test fire in space by burning unmanned orbiting craft

Mar 16, 2016 - 7:45 PM

The experiment called Saffire 1 aims to help NASA improve the safety of space missions

In this December 9, 2015 NASA TV image the Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo ship is seen just before capture as it arrives at the International Space Station. Cygnus is carrying more than 7,000 pounds (3,000 kilograms) of water, food and supplies for global astronauts. AFP PHOTO / HANDOUT / NASA TV == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / MANDATORY CREDIT: "AFP PHOTO / HANDOUT / NASA TV "/ NO MARKETING / NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS / DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == / AFP / NASA TV / -