NASA Commercial Resupply Mission NG 17

NASA Commercial Resupply Mission NG-17

Delivery service in space. That’s Defining Possible.

Meet NG-17: The S.S. Piers Sellers

About the NG-17 Mission

Northrop Grumman is proud to name the NG-17 Cygnus spacecraft after former astronaut Piers Sellers. It is the company’s tradition to name each Cygnus spacecraft in honor of an individual who has made great contributions to human spaceflight. Sellers was selected in celebration of his role in assembling the International Space Station.

Sellers Bio NG-17 Mission Overview Antares Fact Sheet Cygnus Fact Sheet

NG-17 Mission Update

The NG-17 Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to launch aboard our Antares rocket on Feb. 19, 2022 during the 5 minute window beginning at 12:40 p.m. EST EST. from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia.

You can follow the launch of Northrop Grumman’s 17th commercial resupply mission by registering for email updates with NASA. Let them know you’ll be watching the launch and you will receive any schedule updates, related activities (including a virtual passport stamp for registrants), and access to curated resources.

Update: The Antares rocket launched at 12:40 p.m. ET from NASA Wallops carrying ~8,300 lbs. of cargo aboard Cygnus headed for the International Space Station.

Update: The solar arrays have successfully deployed on the Cygnus spacecraft and is on its way to deliver ~8,300 pounds of scientific investigations, technology demonstrations, commercial products, and other cargo to the International Space Station. Rendezvous is set for Feb. 22.

NG-17 Launch Path

More About Cygnus and Antares

A spacecraft docked to the international space station


A rocket on launch pad at sunrise in front of a partial blue lit sky as sun comes up


NG-17 News

Northrop Grumman Set to Launch Cargo Resupply Mission and Perform Reboost Service for International Space Station

NASA Invites Media to Northrop Grumman’s February Launch from Virginia

Cygnus cargo ship arrives at International Space Station with its biggest NASA haul ever

Antares launches NG-16 Cygnus space station cargo spacecraft