OA-6 Cygnus ends Space Station mission; prepares for post-release tests
June 14, 2016 by Chris Gebhardt
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have bid farewell to Orbital ATK’s Cygnus OA-6 spacecraft, the Rick Husband. Unberthing and separation operations began around 09:30 EDT (13:30 UTC) on Tuesday, after which Cygnus began its new role as a test vehicle for future spacecraft safety systems.
OA6: A smooth resupply mission for the Rick Husband
The OA-6 mission’s success for Orbital ATK followed quickly from the company’s Return To Flight in December 2015, with the OA-4 mission.