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Releasing Cygnus (timelapse)
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- Title Releasing Cygnus (timelapse)
- Date of Production 20/08/2014
- Length 00:00:31
- Language English
- Footage Type Exterior shot
- Copyright ESA
Timelapse showing the Orbital Science's Cygnus Orb-2 spacecraft departing from the International Space Station on 15 August 2014.
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst set up a camera to shoot a series of photographs whilst he and his Expedition 40 colleague NASA's Reid Wiseman operated the Station's robotic arm to manoeuvre the visiting cargo spacecraft into position for release.
A couple of days later, Cygnus Orb-2 burnt up in Earth's atmosphere during a destructive reentry.