45th SW supports successful Atlas V OA-6 launch
By 45th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 22, 2016
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. -- The 45th Space Wing supported NASA's successful launch of Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 here March 22 at 11:05 p.m. ET.
The ULA Atlas V rocket is carrying Cygnus cargo vessel OA-6, a resupply mission to the International Space Station supporting NASA's Commercial Resupply Services program. Orbital ATK's sixth contracted cargo resupply mission to the ISS will deliver more than 7,000 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew.
"I am proud of the integrated team who worked together flawlessly to make our third launch of the year a success," said Col. Thomas Falzarano, 45th Operations Group commander, who served as the Launch Decision Authority. "This mission once again clearly demonstrates the successful collaboration we have with our mission partners at NASA and ULA as we continue to shape the future of America's space operations, and serve as the 'World's Premier Gateway to Space.'"