CRS Orbital 8Dimensions approx.(4.0") 100 mm diameter.
Cygnus CRS OA-8E, also known as Orbital Sciences CRS Flight 8E, is the ninth flight of the Orbital ATK unmanned resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its eighth flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Orbital and NASA jointly developed a new space transportation system to provide commercial cargo resupply services to the International Space Station (ISS). Under the Commercial Orbital Transportation System (COTS) program, then Orbital Sciences designed and built Antares, a medium-class launch vehicle; Cygnus, an advanced manoeuvring spacecraft, and a Pressurized Cargo Module which is provided by Orbital's industrial partner Thales Alenia Space.