OA-6 Launches Aboard An Atlas V Rocket From Cape Canaveral, Florida.
On March 22, 2016 ULA, Orbital ATK and NASA launched the OA-6 Cygnus Cargo Module aboard an Atlas V rocket to the International Space Station orbiting the Earth. The launch took place at 11:05 PM EST from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
One of the many payloads on the Cygnus cargo module is the Spacecraft Fire Experiment-I (Saffire-I). After the Cygnus leaves the International Space Station (ISS) and before it re-enters Earth’s atmosphere, the Saffire-I will intentionally ignite a large scale fire inside the module. Instruments will measure flame growth, oxygen usage and more. This will help scientist understand fire growth in microgravity and help safeguard future space missions. Learn more about this experiment on the NASA website.
View the Cygnus resupply ship inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.