Press Release

Andrews Space Delivers Four More Cargo Module Power Units to Orbital Sciences Coporation

By SpaceRef Editor
October 2, 2013
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Andrews Space (Andrews) today announced today that they’ve completed on-time delivery of four more Cargo Module Power Units (CMPUs) to Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) which supply power to payloads aboard Orbital’s Cygnus cargo logistics spacecraft.

The CMPUs provide up to 150 Watts of 28VDC payload power to mid-deck locker payloads destined for the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the Cygnus cargo vehicle. These units will be used on Orbital’s first operational cargo resupply mission scheduled for later this year. Under the $1.9 billion Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA, Orbital will fly eight cargo resupply missions between 2013 and 2016, delivering up to 20,000 kilograms of cargo to the ISS.

“We successfully met Orbital’s schedule and were even able to accelerate the last two flight units to deliver ahead of schedule,” said Melissa Wuerl, Director of Programs and Business Development for Andrews Space.

“Orbital is very pleased to utilize innovative small businesses like Andrews to support the Cygnus program. Andrews has delivered quality hardware on schedule that is critical to providing power to support various payloads on future cargo resupply missions,” saidFrank DeMauro, Cygnus Program Manager for Orbital Sciences Corporation.

All Andrews products and components are built domestically using Andrews’ AS9100C certified quality procedures for spaceflight hardware.

About Andrews Space

Andrews Space, Inc. was founded in 1999 to be a catalyst in the commercialization and development of space. The company is an affordable integrator of aerospace systems and developer of advanced space technologies. To learn more, please visit:

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