New Delhi: An Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) late Tuesday.
The unmanned Cygnus spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket at 11:05 pm ETD on March 22, 2016, Tuesday (0305 GMT Wednesday), the start of a 30-minute launch window.
Watch the replay of the Cygnus craft's blastoff from Cape Canaveral here:
Nearly 7,500 pounds of supplies, science payloads and experiments are headed to the station aboard Cygnus, including scientific investigations of fire in microgravity and grippers inspired by geckos, along with equipment to support some 250 other studies.
The CRS-6 Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at the orbiting laboratory Saturday, March 26.
This is the fifth attempted launch of a Cygnus spacecraft as part of Orbital ATK's Commercial Resupply contract with NASA