He delivered 3.7 tons of payloads to the station.
The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) has completed the docking of the American Cygnus cargo ship of Northrop Grumman Corporation, which delivered 3.7 tons of payloads to the station. The broadcast is carried out on the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) website.
After conducting a remote capture of the ship using the Canadarm 2 manipulator arm, American Megan McArthur and Frenchman Tom Pesquet took three hours and 35 minutes to complete the docking process. It is expected that the spacecraft will stay in orbit for about three months, after which it will take garbage and waste from the station and burn up in the dense layers of the atmosphere in about two weeks.
On Tuesday, the American Antares launch vehicle with an automatic Cygnus spacecraft launched from the spaceport on Wallops Island (east coast of the United States, Virginia). The spacecraft, which was named after the first American astronaut with Asian roots who went into space, Ellison Onizuka (1946-1986), took less than two days to deliver 3.7 tons of supplies, materials, and equipment to the station.
Onboard Cygnus, there is a 3D printer that uses a material that simulates the soil of the Moon to test the possibility of its use in the construction of various structures in future space missions, a device for cleaning the air from carbon dioxide on spacecraft using new technologies, a mounting bracket that is supposed to be installed on the supporting frame of solar panels.