MMA’s solar array — a HaWK™ powering the AFRL SHARC mission — launched this morning aboard the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft out of Cape Canaveral’s Air Force Station in Florida.
The mission, launched on a ULA Atlas V Rocket, is resupplying the International Space Station with more than 7,600 pounds of cargo to support several new and existing science investigations, as well as bringing much needed crew supplies and space station equipment. Alongside this cargo is a fleet of 38 CubeSats, including AFRL’s SHARC, which will be launched from the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployment System on ISS.
Learn more about the Resupply Mission cargo in this video.
And, keep up to date with news about this mission here: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/structure/launch/index.html