Cygnus Freighter’s ISS boost engine burn ends early

The planned re-enhancement maneuver for the International Space Station ended after just 5 seconds for currently unknown reasons.

Cargo ships docked in International Space Station It fires its thrusts regularly in short bursts to keep the orbiting laboratory at its cruising altitude. These vehicles are usually Russian Progress capsules, but on Monday (June 20), Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus vehicle was scheduled to complete a five-minute burn to assess if the capsule was ready for that duty regularly.

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