Science and Exploration

Grabbing a Cygnus

By Keith Cowing
August 2, 2014
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Grabbing a Cygnus

Intersecting the thin line of Earth’s atmosphere, the Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus cargo craft attached to the end of the Canadarm2 robotic arm of the International Space Station is photographed by an Expedition 40 crew member after the two spacecraft converged at 6:36 a.m. (EDT) on July 16, 201
The red color on Cygnus is a spectral effect from one of Cygnus’ strobe lights against the fading light heading into an orbital sunset following grapple.

ISS040-E-063769 (16 July 2014) – Larger image

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