Spaceflight Industries (Spaceflight) 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 Spaceflight Industries.
“Orbital is very pleased to utilize innovative small
businesses like Spaceflight to support the Cygnus program.Spaceflight has delivered quality hardware on schedule that is critical to providing power to support various payloads on future cargo resupply missions,” said Frank DeMauro, Cygnus Program Manager for Orbital Sciences Corporation.
All Spaceflight products and components are built domestically using Spaceflight’ AS9100C certified quality procedures for spaceflight hardware.