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Photos: Orbital ATK Cygnus Spaceship's Return-to-Flight Mission

Cygnus OA-4 Fairing Excapsulation

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The Cygnus spacecraft is encapsulated in the Atlas V rocket fairing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Cygnus will deliver over 3500 kg (7700 lbs) of cargo to the International Space Station.

Cygnus OA-4 Fairing Encapsulation at Kennedy Space Center

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The Cygnus spacecraft is encapsulated in the Atlas V rocket fairing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

Orbital ATK Preparing to Mate the Cygnus Spacecraft

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Technicians prepare to mate the two modules of the Cygnus spacecraft together for the OA-4 space station resupply mission at Kennedy Space Center.

Cygnus OA-4 Fairing Encapsulation Atlas V Rocket

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The Cygnus spacecraft is encapsulated in the Atlas V rocket fairing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

Cygnus's Pressurized Cargo Module

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Personnel mate Cygnus's Pressurized Cargo Module and Service Module at Kennedy Space Center, in Florida, after loading the spacecraft's initial cargo.

OA-4 Cargo Loading

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Technicians load cargo into the Cygnus Pressurized Cargo Module for the OA-4 mission at Kennedy Space Center, FL.

Cygnus Prepared for Fueling

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Workers "unbag" the Cygnus spacecraft after its arrival at the Kennedy Space Center fueling facility in preparation for the OA-4 space station resupply mission.

Two Cygnus Service Modules

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The Cygnus Service Module for the OA-4 ISS Cargo Resupply Mission (left) seen in Orbital ATK's satellite manufacturing facility next to a service module for a future mission (right).

OA-4 Service Module Production

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Technicians work on the Cygnus Service Module for the OA-4 ISS Cargo Resupply Mission in Orbital ATK's satellite manufacturing facility prior to shipping to the launch site.

OA-4 Service Module Shipping

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The Cygnus Service Module for the OA-4 ISS Cargo Resupply Mission is placed in its shipping container for transport to the Cape Canaveral launch site.

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