Northrop Grumman to Upgrade its Cygnus Cargo Vehicle Written 4 August 2023


Northrop Grumman Cygnus space freighter approaches the International Space Station | Credit: NASA; Wikipedia; Public Domain

Space News reports, “Northrop Grumman is planning upgrades to its Cygnus cargo vehicle, such as increased payload capacity, to support both the International Space Station and future commercial space stations.” According to Rick Mastracchio, director of strategy and business development at Northrop Grumman Space Systems, “We’re trying to prepare and think way ahead on how do we start updating the vehicle, making sure we have a spacecraft that will be flying 10 years from now, 20 years from now.” Currently, the Cygnus “can carry about 3,750 kilograms of pressurized cargo to the station,” whereas the upgrade will see the vehicle carrying 5,000 kilograms.
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