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is a re-usable cygnus possible?

The original proposal for Cygnus included three variants, all utilizing a common Service Module. Attached to the Service Module would be one of three different cargo modules Pressurized Cargo Module (...
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is a re-usable cygnus possible?

(for the purposes of this answer, "Cygnus" refers to the version of the vehicle that was ultimately produced, using the pressurized cargo module, and not the other variants that used the ...
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is a re-usable cygnus possible?

You could theoretically, but it'd be a lot of work, basically a new spacecraft. It'd need a heat shield, other heat protection, and the ability to fly aerodynamically. By the time all of this is taken ...
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What "advanced computer capable of faster processing and data compression" is the S. S. Katherine Johnson carrying? (Cygnus NG-15)

From what I understand, the fundamental idea behind the Spaceborne Computer is to forego most of the expensive, time-consuming, one-off, bespoke hardware modifications commonly used for radiation ...
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Was anything special done for the Cygnus OA-9 launch to give it so much extra fuel?

It seems to me that they realized that the spacecraft had far more delta-v then was required, and that they did have enough power to do station change missions. Source. “We actually started ...
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Will Cygnus do anything special when it "looses its NACHOS"?

Not a lot to go on. The best I found was on Nanoracks own website: Deployment from Cygnus After performing resupply and station keeping operations, the Cygnus vehicle un-berths from the International ...
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