AnÂ Orbital ATKÂ spacecraft has completed berthing maneuvers with theÂ International Space Station as part of the company’s ninth resupply mission with NASA.
The company said ThursdayÂ theÂ CygnusÂ spacecraft dubbed “S.S. J.R. Thompson” carried 7,400 pounds of cargo consisting of supplies and experiments to ISS.
The spacecraft launched MondayÂ from Wallops Flight FacilityÂ in Virginia aboard anÂ Antares rocket.
ISS crew secured the spacecraft and guided it to the berthing port using the station’s robotic arm, and Orbital ATK said they were set to open the hatch in preparation for the unloading of the pressurized cargo.
Cygnus will load up toÂ 7,100 pounds of cargo for disposal upon its departure after seven weeks of being docked at the space station.
Reentry will take place after six CubeSat units have been launched from aÂ NanoRacks deployer.