Atlas V • Cygnus ORB-5

Press Release

Atlas V launch with Orbital CYGNUS spaceship combined with Pressurized Cargo Module made by Thales Alenia Space. Goal of the mission is providing supplies for ISS crew members. Atlas will be launched in 401 configuration, with 4 meter payload fairing, no boosters and Centaur upper stage with one engine; start is planned from Cape Canaveral. Launch delayed for NET date 20 March 2016 with 30 minute window due the black mold spore contamination inside cargo bags.